VB-20 SB2C Helldiver.....1/48 Promodeler

Discussion in 'Your Completed Kits' started by History Man, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. History Man

    History Man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Student Pilot
    Location:
    West Coast
    #1 History Man, Jul 12, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
    Here is a kit I built in remembrance of of a crew stationed off the USS Enterprise that was shot down in 1944 while conducting bombing operations in the Palau region. I am planning on a public display next month for KIA aircrews, so I am working on model aircraft for specific crews and squadrons to display with their memorabilia.

    I went with the tri-color scheme used by squadrons during mid-war before they transferred to the dark blue scheme. Second attempt at doing this and I was happy with how it came out. Photo-etched dive flaps gave me some trouble but they finally played ball and look pretty good. Was able to find a pair of triangles in my decal box that I bought recently from an old-time model builder, they were for a British aircraft but worked fine for me. The one issue was that I forgot to leave the canopy covered until the flat coat was applied so it fogged them up, but I actually like the effect it gave it. The overall kit was an enjoyable build, after the inner detail was finished detailing....the aircraft came together quickly and with little trouble. I may end up purchasing and making another one, it is just a real nice kit.

    Hope you enjoy.

    Philip

    SAM_4138.JPG

    SAM_4124.JPG

    SAM_4125.JPG

    SAM_4126.JPG

    SAM_4127.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. History Man

    History Man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Student Pilot
    Location:
    West Coast
    #2 History Man, Jul 12, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
    More details of the Beast

    SAM_4135.JPG

    SAM_4123.JPG
     
  3. History Man

    History Man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Student Pilot
    Location:
    West Coast
    #3 History Man, Jul 12, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
    Left side

    SAM_4115.JPG

    SAM_4116.JPG

    SAM_4117.JPG

    SAM_4118.JPG

    SAM_4119.JPG

    SAM_4120.JPG

    SAM_4121.JPG
     
  4. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,853
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Very nice!
     
  5. History Man

    History Man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Student Pilot
    Location:
    West Coast
    #5 History Man, Jul 12, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
    Underside details

    SAM_4129.JPG

    SAM_4132.JPG

    SAM_4133.JPG

    SAM_4134.JPG

    SAM_4131.JPG

    SAM_4130.JPG
     
  6. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,730
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Nice work!
     
  7. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,141
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Not too bad at all. The seam on the fuselage underside looks like it could have used more attention.
     
  8. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,601
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Agreed. Also the "glass" doesn't look too clear.
     
  9. History Man

    History Man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Student Pilot
    Location:
    West Coast
    As stated in the beginning post, I had a senior moment and sprayed dull coat on the entire model....forgetting the canopy was on...

    Philip
     
  10. History Man

    History Man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Student Pilot
    Location:
    West Coast
    Thank you, the seam on the underside starting opening up during the final stages and after finishing the kit....it became pretty noticeable. I am going to look for a good filler to use....I have a Tamiya one but I am going to try and find a more "user friendly" type.

    Philip
     
  11. at6

    at6 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,295
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Fresno, California
    If you used a "white" glue to put the canopy on, you could remove it and probably take the dull coat off with denatured alhcohol. I've had it remove Testor's dull and gloss coat by accident recently.
     
  12. History Man

    History Man Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Student Pilot
    Location:
    West Coast
    Thank you for that information, I may give it a go...

    Philip
     
  13. The Keeper

    The Keeper New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Quick photo tip; you're shooting into your shadows. You want your light source between your camera and your subject. Not directly in line, somewhere out of your field of view.

    Hope that helps,
    Keeper
     
Loading...

Share This Page