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Trumpeter 1/32 scale
Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless

by Rod Bettencourt

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless


Description

 

This model represents an SBD-3 from VS-6 USS Enterprise June 4th, 1942, crewed by ENS Frank O’Flaherty and AMM1 Bruno Gaido.

 

 

Both Gaido and O’Flaherty were captured by the IJN after ditching their aircraft. After both men were interrogated, they had weights attached to them and thrown overboard to drown.

 

 

This the Trumpeter Midway “Clear Edition”. As many have stated over the years, this is a pretty good kit! I wouldn’t mind building another one.

 

 

The only AM used was a Yahu instrument panel.

My wife made the squadron decal ID numbers for me.

 

  • Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 by Rod Bettencourt: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 by Rod Bettencourt: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 by Rod Bettencourt: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 by Rod Bettencourt: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 by Rod Bettencourt: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 by Rod Bettencourt: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 by Rod Bettencourt: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 by Rod Bettencourt: Image
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I used AK Paints exclusively on this build.


Model and Text Copyright 2022 by Rod Bettencourt
Page Created 18 May, 2022
Last Updated 18 May, 2022

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