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Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless

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  • From: Los Angeles
Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless
Posted by Plastic_Aviator on Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:59 PM

Build progress for the 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless by Accurate Miniatures 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, July 31, 2015 8:34 AM

Nicely done interior, looks like Lawdog did it.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 31, 2015 9:01 AM

Clearly a high level of talent being shown here. Very nice work. Very NICE !!

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: ???????

 

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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Mike F6F on Friday, July 31, 2015 9:06 AM

I built the dash 3 variant several years ago and throughly enjoyed the build.

I'm impressed with your paint work!

Mike

 

"Grumman on a Navy Airplane is like Sterling on Silver."

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Friday, July 31, 2015 9:33 AM

Wow!  

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, July 31, 2015 10:35 AM

Very nice!  I built the same kit last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I can't wait to see more

On my bench: 1/48 Academy F-5E Lightning

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, July 31, 2015 10:48 AM

Great craftsmanship! That interior is sweet.

Curious, is that AM kit still avail somewhere or was it in your stash?

-Greg

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Posted by bvallot on Friday, July 31, 2015 12:04 PM

Another Dauntless!! Splendid.  =]  Coming along nicely PA. Glad to see a Tri-color scheme in the forum.  What markings are you planning on going with?

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  • From: Nebraska, USA
Posted by CallSignOWL on Friday, July 31, 2015 5:59 PM

I picked this box up at a local contest. How did everything build up? It looks like you had no troubles at all!

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Now that I'm here, where am I??

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  • From: Los Angeles
Posted by Plastic_Aviator on Friday, July 31, 2015 6:39 PM

Thanks a bunch for the fantastic comments guys!   The few Accurate Miniature brand kits were all purchased from other modelers on Ebay, they aren't very easy to come by anymore unfortunately.

I plan on sticking with the decals included with the kit.

"VB-16 USS Lexington Tarawa Nov 16, 1943"

CallSignOWL - I certainly wish I had no troubles at all. lol  Most kits now days have nearly zero flash and near perfect fits. This kit definitely shows its age due to the gaps, flash and awful fits with some parts. This kit is definitely a blast from the past that put old skills back to the test.

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, July 31, 2015 6:42 PM

Gorgeous work.  You have a zen-like connection with Vallejo Air.  I personally hate the stuff.  Thanks for taking us along.  What wash are you using?  It looks great.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Plastic_Aviator on Friday, July 31, 2015 6:58 PM

Thanks Lawdog114 -

When I first heard that I could buy a pre-thinned paint set I jumped the gun and went all Vallejo. Its been one of those love hate type relationships. Lately they have been producing a very nice tip dry on my airbrush needles... Starting to miss Model Master paints. :0P

The wash is also Vallejo brand. Its a mix of their original Model Wash and newer Game Model Wash lineup.

I've been very excited about the new Hataka brand paints. Havent gotten around to purchasing any though. Maybe for the TBF I have planned next.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, July 31, 2015 11:38 PM

The attention to detail of the cockpit is nothing short of a artist rendition.  Great job.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Saturday, August 01, 2015 1:25 AM

Great to see these pics close up and not just on Instagram - they look even better!

Can't wait to see the markings go down and the final reveal. I'm now even more jealous of your interiors, but it gives me something to aspire to.

-BD-

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 01, 2015 10:51 AM

Plastic_Aviator

.......   The few Accurate Miniature brand kits were all purchased from other modelers on Ebay, they aren't very easy to come by anymore unfortunately. ......

Thanks for clarifying. Wish I'd have been around in the day to stock up on some  Accurate Miniatures kits. I've built one and thanks to the generosity of a friend, have one more in the stash.

I use mostly Vallejo. Dry tip is my main issue as well.

I've read plenty of griping about Vallejo washes. It's great to see someone using them with such outstanding results. I'm going to have to get back into mine, having seen your work.

-Greg

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  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, August 01, 2015 11:03 AM

That is beautiful work.

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Posted by Plastic_Aviator on Monday, August 03, 2015 1:38 AM

BrandonD,

Thanks a bunch man!  Really love all the great compliments I have received thus far. Its very motivating and I definitely hope I dont disappoint. Thanks for introducing me to FS.

Thank you all for the wonderful feedback!

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Posted by BrandonD on Monday, August 03, 2015 2:38 AM

Plastic_Aviator - those compliments are all well-deserved, and you definitely haven't disappointed! Glad you're here and enjoying it!

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Posted by Compressorman on Monday, August 03, 2015 9:27 AM

Hey no fair, this looks much better than my AM SBD!!!

Chris

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 03, 2015 9:36 AM

Man I just love these AM Dauntless'!!!!! I've got a -4 in my stash and can't wait to build it. Back in 98 I built a -4 Hasegawa Dauntless and took it to a Dallas IPMS show and that was about the time the AM SBD's were hitting the market really strong. Needless to say, my Hase build just didn't stack up against the mighty AM's.

Awesome work and great detail!!!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: Los Angeles
Posted by Plastic_Aviator on Monday, August 10, 2015 2:19 AM

Thank you all for such wonderful comments!  Below are some more updates. :)

Canopy was completed, flaps/airbreaks ready for installaton. 

Decals applied. Some detailing started. 

Decals applied and set, airbrushed a dab of very thinned Intermediate Blue to accentuate the sunspots a bit more, a method picked up from one of our own on here :). Canopy and Flaps not yet fixed to model. Experimenting with various washes for panel line accent. Will be going with a rusty black brown color made from sepia and black Vallejo Game Wash.

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Posted by RobGroot4 on Monday, August 10, 2015 5:07 AM
How did I miss this? Awesome job on a really busy cockpit and I love the color density variation on the tops of the wings. It definitely makes the aircraft look well-used. I can't wait to see the final! Groot

"Firing flares while dumping fuel may ruin your day" SH-60B NATOPS

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Posted by bvallot on Monday, August 10, 2015 8:56 AM
Nice job so far PA. It looks as though you even thinned out the doors of the gun stowage bay for the twin .30s. =] This part gets cast way to thick. I always like seeing when someone corrects a part like this for scale.
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Posted by Buckeye on Monday, August 10, 2015 11:30 AM

Some awesome work there!Yes

Mike

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 10, 2015 1:16 PM

Awesome work, just stunning!!

 

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: ???????

 

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    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, August 10, 2015 6:07 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.....

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Los Angeles
Posted by Plastic_Aviator on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:10 AM

Thanks a bunch for all the kind comments guys!   So all decals have been applied, added panel line wash. Now its time for the weathering :) My favorite part! 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:27 AM

Very nice job on the weathering, I can see why it's your favorite part of the build.  I see that you own several Tamiya weathering compact cases, I own a few and love them.  Did you apply any to this build and if so, how and why?

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    July, 2015
  • From: Los Angeles
Posted by Plastic_Aviator on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:47 AM

Toshi

Very nice job on the weathering, I can see why it's your favorite part of the build.  I see that you own several Tamiya weathering compact cases, I own a few and love them.  Did you apply any to this build and if so, how and why?

Toshi

 

Hello Toshi! Yes I think I own the set of them. They were only used on the instrument panel so far to highlight any extruded panel areas. That's usually what I use them for. They were used a great deal on my recent 109 build for weathering over the mottling. I'll try and post  some pics of various uses. :)

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  • From: Indiana USA
Posted by BlackTulip109 on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:14 PM

What are the paints colours you used for the top and bottom of the aircraft.

I am building a 1/48 Kingfisher with my son and would like to use those colours!!

 

Thanks

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