SBD-3 Duantless (*FINISHED*)

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Well after a quick "recovery" build with the 1/144 Space Shuttle(minicraft). I am ready to began my other entry for BSC 2014, a Hasagawa SBD-3 Dauntless. I have washed the parts in soapy water. and I have begun to add photoetch to items. ill have more pictures later.
 

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Re: SBD-3 Duantless

nice choice I Have always liked that aircraft.
 

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well the "ill take the pics tonight" thing didn't happen. But I took them this morning. I had a bit of trouble and maybe u guys can help. For this high tech model company supplied me with a cowl vent looking etch piece. And while trying to remove the plastic the cowl was given a nasty crack, as well as stress fractures. So i am currently trying to get a new cowl from hasagawa.

Here is the bad cowl


Here is the instrument panel


Here are the wings, notice the dive flaps have ben removed


here are the walls, still need some work, but its getting there


here is the cockpit(not finished)




here is the tale, with the flap removed
 

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Re: SBD-3 Duantless

Looks like a lot of work going into this one.
Sorry to hear about the cowling, though
 

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Re: SBD-3 Duantless

thanks Q
 

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im sure you can fix that pretty easily. i would use tamiya extra thin cement for the hair line crack. and fix the rest with styrine
 

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Yeah, that can be fixed, but it will take time and patience to do it.
 

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Hi
So this week has been slow, but I got some stuff done. I contacted hasegawa about getting a new cowl. They said it will get here in about 3 weeks. But I painted the cokpit interior green. And I also painted the engine. So here is what I have so fare
the wings

the engine mounted

the interior



and I even added a 1/72 b-17 yolk


thanks for looking
 

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got her done. finished her up an hour ago.





 

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Fantastic! Well done on finishing it in time ;)
 

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here is some more stuff. What i also forgot to tell you guys is the main dive bomb was damaged beyond repair. but dont worry. I had an extra 1/48 1000 pound bomb from my b-17(which was a flop) and i took some styrene and wraped it around the bomb. i also took some 500 lb bombs and put the on the aux. bomb pylons. Finally the dive flaps, ohh the dive flaps. lets just say that i donot have the proper equipment, and leave it at that. but all in all it was a fun build.

underside. *notice the bombs*


The replacment never came, so i left it cowless


you can also see the tail fin is slightly tilted


thanks for taking a look. ;)
 

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