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SBD-2 Dauntless 9 months 2 weeks ago #1

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This started life over here www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...uild/31935-dauntless as one of Ian's builds. He had some problems with the fit of the fuselage and it was all destined for the bin, I hate waste and so I took it off his hands. After some repainting and a bit of chopping I coerced the interior in to the fuselage and buttoned it all up. I've just noticed that the wheels need a bit of a wash but nothing major (that I can see).
And here it is, my camera skill still needs some refining as you can't easily see that large parts of the model are actually very shiny while other parts are dull and matted.























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Lovely work Boss! Love the colour scheme!
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You did it proud, mate. Glad that it 'went to a good home'.


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SBD-2 Dauntless 9 months 1 week ago #4

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wow

stunning scheme G1
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Lovely paint scheme and execution G1.
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Thanks folks for the kind words, yes it's definitely a different scheme, I've got an SBD-1 that is also sporting this scheme which is about 70% complete and I've got a Buffalo that will be built also with yellow wings.
But for now I'll finish the P-47 I was building in parallel with this one which is currently receiving decals and I've also started poking around in one of my HK B-25s (I've got 4 now lol). This Dauntless and the P-47 were practice pieces for the B-25's NM finish that I'll be applying.

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Very cool G1. I thank thats super cool and something a bit different which I like.
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Nicely done Gary!
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Awesome job G!. Great scheme and weathering.

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Lovely build Gary, there's no such thing as an unbuildable kit. :)

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The bare metal looks fantastic.
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Thanks again folks, it was actually a really nice build. I like Accurate Miniatures kits, I literally have a big stack of them, all different ones. I've only ever had issues with one of them so far and that was the only kit that actually went in the bin (1st kit binning since I got back in to the hobby 11 years ago).

Cheers Maarten, yeah I must admit I'm quite happy with the bare metal, I've used about 3 different systems on this aircraft and different tones in each. I used, Alclad II, AK Extreme and AK Natural Metals (the wax based ones in tubes). I weathered using black and brown enamels from Mig and then some black pigment for the smoke and dirt around the cowls.
I'm going to use the same effects on the P-47 I'm doing and if I like it I'll apply the same method to the HK B-25 I've started.

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Looks great Gary!
It will be nice on the display tables and should stand out form the crowd with the yellow wings. :woohoo:

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Hey Chris!! How's the trip going, got snowed in yet?

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Holiday is going great, snow when we arrived but has been very warm since...
Managed to get to a couple of model shops, 2 museums and even managed to get some modelling done!

It's now less than 2 weeks until Japan..... sushi and model shops, what more could you want! :woohoo:

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Awesome kite there Gary she looks shit hot :whistle:
Looking forward to checking out your next build :woohoo:

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