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SBD-3 clear Edition Trumpeter OOB


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This is not exactly a serious build that will be meticulously recorded. I decided to slap it together for fun.  Kit is super nice with exception of the rivets that i may re-punch with a beading tool in order to recreate the raised look.

This whole thing should be out of the box, with addition of the deep charge or maybe seat belts.

I started by priming everything in automotive primer and opening the slots on the wing

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Then interior went together , primed and dark washed. So as the engine.

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That dark wash is little bit too dark LOL, engine looks like some kind of barn-find :)

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And the Trumpeter's seat-belt won't cut it either

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Here I thinned the edges of every opening and add some plumbing. Currently working on the rubber seals for the gear bays.

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Main wing was partially distressed. It is hard to capture the effect in my poor light conditions , but you can see through the open slats

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Hi Martin, it seems you chose a great subject for extensive fading and weathering and yeah, the engine could use some maintenance. Nice pics, I will store them for my, oops, did I say 1/48, SBD with lots of AM.

Cheers Rob

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Martin,
I took your image to Photoshop;

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Tailplane looks like it's been clipped by somethins sharp.
Name could possibly be "First"???
All those a/c look like they've been flogged and put away wet forever!

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I have to run out, so just a quick series of pictures from this morning. I clean up the engine a bit :) and refill the underside  that cracked, the clear parts are super brittle and I was rushing as usually. 20181021_074919.thumb.jpg.6c76a73726f51bc3dad7ce8048902bdd.jpg20181021_074931.thumb.jpg.12c99b7ec8a506c42807f06fb5d4940d.jpg

Putty carnage on the cracked fuselage

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I was shaping the cowling, adding few dings and dent, still undecided on the plane

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Not sure if you guys can see it on the picture, but here is my attempt fro oil-canning. Naturally it will get some extra love in the near future. :)

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On 10/19/2018 at 7:39 PM, harv said:

AWESOMESAUCE!! Your killing it my friend...... Harv :popcorn:

Always a gentleman, thank you kindly my friend.

On 10/20/2018 at 1:03 AM, Grunhertz said:

Great stuff!!! The trumpy dauntless is probably one off their better efforts to start with 

Thank You buddy, definitely a decent kit. Only down side is the clear plastic, other than that , lots of fun !

On 10/20/2018 at 3:57 AM, DocRob said:

Hi Martin, it seems you chose a great subject for extensive fading and weathering and yeah, the engine could use some maintenance. Nice pics, I will store them for my, oops, did I say 1/48, SBD with lots of AM.

Cheers Rob

Thank You Rob, I am just fooling around, the engine will be hidden to cover my flat learning curve :)

16 hours ago, TJTX said:

Love the photos and weathering opportunity this build provides.

Thanks Tony, Dauntless is definitely a great opportunity to go wild, I haven't decided on the  particular a/c , but you won't be disappointed ....I hope :)

1 hour ago, HubertB said:

Think I read somewhare that it was « Falsy ». Can’t remember where, though ....:brickwall:

Hubert

Yeah, sound about right Hubert, I have been staring at that picture for a while and that would be the most feasible conclusion....

also, you forgot about I-16,  Mig-3,19,29K, 190D-13,11, AviaS-99,199 , birdcage, Hellcat, Hayabusa you name it LOL 

52 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

Looking good Martin, everyone says the SBD is probably the best Trumpeter kit around, interested on your take of it.......

Thank you Phil, it is for sure a great kit, We shall see , what I can kick out of the box once done.

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Thank You Alan, I am glad you stopped by.

Thank You Grunhertz, One does not simply stop being silly :)

 

I had an idea!  After altering the tire diameter, to drive a small screw ( that I stole it from my daughters night-light turtle) into it in order to imitate the effect of bulging tire. William was kind enough to agree to cast a set for me. Therefore there will be another update related to this in just a few weeks. Fingers cross.

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Martin

Just Got-a-love it! Terrific work on the Trumpy SBD and wish I incorporated a lot of your ‘little gems’ into my long stalled build. The seatbelts are a gem and your fix on the crummy rubber tires look great. I started mine just before John’B build and he borrowed a set of wheels from another kit to resolve the wheel issue. 

When I get back to mine as it is no longer contest bound for a Box Stock build .. I’m taking serious notes :secret:

Keep ‘em comin

Peter

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I hope following this is permitted? The last time I followed something, the police arrived and handed me a piece of paper.

 

As long as there is no paper trail, I will follow. (Why did I think of a spy plane whose pilot has an Irish accent????)

 

I shall follow you dauntlessly in your endeavour to build this American stuka.

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Thank you for the kind word Peter, we shall see wether my "screwing' method works once William cast the resin ones. :)

Dale, thank you for stopping by, you can creep up on me anytime buddy :), if Stuka had a radial engine I would definitely build one :)

Guns

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I had to cut the gun covers in order to recreate the gaps between them. It looks rather pathetic, but we will overcome :),,,, that big cutout is waiting for canvas that was preventing reflections n the glass from the instruments and harness.

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