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Hello everyone this is my latest build, a SB2C-4 Helldiver flying out of NAS Kanehoe Bay approx 1945/46 in the search and rescue role. It's the Revell/Monogram 1:48 kit with Ultracast seats and the Wolfpack wingfold set. A word of caution to the wingfold se: the flaps are molded closed which is only true for a SB2C-5, the dash 4 had the flaps always in the open position. I added quite some scratchbuilding including building the engine cowls closed, demilitarising (no ammo boxes, no guns), using the Yagi from the Accurate Miniatures TBM kit (more detailed thna the kit ones), changing the rear canopy rails, display the flaps open, adding wing struts, etc. Painting was done with Vallejo colours and all markings are airbrushed. Enjoy the pictures!
Resin Upgrade Sets for SB2C Helldiver 1:72 CMK Hot on the heels of Special Hobby's upgraded boxing of the already excellent Academy Helldiver kit come these resin upgrade sets. Just like the resin items included with the SH kit, these parts have been designed on a computermebob and mastered using 3D printing technology. CMK are well known for prodcing some seriously nice resin, and these items are no exception. SB2C Main Wheels Set for Academy/Cyber-Hobby/Airfix Kits The first set includes a pair of replacement wheels which can be used with any kit of the Helldiver, be it Academy, Airfix or Cyber Hobby. You won't need to buy these items if you have the Special Hobby version of the Academy kit, however, as they are already included in the box. The wheels themselves are nicely cast and feature much better tyre tread detail than you would find on any injection moulded plastic part. Optional hubs are also included. SB2C Control Surfaces Set for Academy Kit This set includes resin replacements for the Academy/SH kit's control surfaces; specifically the ailerons, elevators and the rudder. The casting is as crisp and smooth as you would expect from CMK, and the surface detail is excellent. You will need to cut away the corresponding parts from the kit in order to use these, so care will need to be taken in order to avoid an expensive (or bloody) slip of the fingers. Conclusion CMK can be relied upon to turn out some good quality resin, a fact to which these sets testify. Detail is top-notch, casting is flawless and I have no doubt that the fit will be equally good. If you have an Academy Helldiver in your stash then these sets will be well worth picking up. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
This is a throttle quadrant I picked up from eBay last week - following research online, I am pretty certain it's from an SB2C Helldiver. Can anyone confirm or deny that? It's all seized up, but one of my friends owns an aircraft instrumentation restoration and refurbishment company, so I'll enlist his help in how to tackle it so that the levers are operable.