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1/48 ProModeler SB2C Helldiver


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Finished my 1/48 ProModeler SB2C Helldiver today. It proved tougher than expected with mods needed to get the rear cockpit parts to fit properly and to shore up the fit and strength of the main gear. I used the Wolfpack resin wingfold set. It fit well.... the only mod I made was to drill and pin to add strength to the folded wings. I also used an Eduard colored PE set in the front and rear interiors.

All in all, this was a good exercise in overcoming some frustrations. I've never had "basic" engineering problems with anything Monogram related before, and the extra work needed to make up for the problems sucked some of the fun out of the build. Still, I'm very glad to have the only WWII USN carrier plane I didn't have on my shelf parked among its peers!

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Gil :cool:

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Son of a Beech, 2nd Class… 😉 The Beast…

Outstanding work! I’m a sucker for folded wings builds in carrier aircraft nowadays. And you sure made this one look mighty fine !

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JIM: YES! The outer dive brakes are PE that came with the Wolfpack folded wing set. The Promodeler kit ALSO includes PE dive brakes, but they're not "cut" and are made to fit the kit's extended wing.

 

Gil :cool:

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How'd you hide the button on the top that dropped the bomb so well? 🤣 Seriously, your "basic" work is better than most peoples' best efforts. 

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