by Robert Ferrero
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless
Miniatures' 1/48 scale SBD-1 Dauntless is still available online from
There have been many articles written about
Accurate Miniature's SBD series. These are beautifully designed kits
which filled the void for a quality version of this subject.
Having already built the Hasagawa release in the
well known tri-color scheme, I wanted to dress this classic dive bomber
in something a bit different. The Atlantic scheme has always looked
impressive on WWII naval subjects, so I decided to go with the dark gull
gray over white.
The kit was built per instructions, with the addition of lead foil
seatbelts. The canopy framework is done with the controversial Fast
Frames. I was satisfied the frames in spite of several complaints about
this product line. Weathering was kept to a minimum, but included post
shading panels on the upper and lower surfaces.
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