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So...I’ve got the SBD on my bench and was using it as a practice kit to hone my scratch building, chipping and weathering skills...

 

but as I was doing some research to see where the wear and tear would be I realised that his little beauty saw off the IJN so thought it’s worth more respect than being mishandled....

 

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Ok so originally I was experimenting with PE parts that I had left over from other kits and I managed to get the cockpit looking like this...

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The instrument panels were from a Wessex that I had.
 

I made the radio rack from a PE frame from an Airfix Warrior AFV and added panels from the Italeri Wessex set I had.

 

The colour is also too dark for a USN aircraft. What I realised is that unlike lots of 1/72 models you can actually a lot of the cockpit.

 

So I’ve sanded it all back and started again with the Eduard cockpit set for the Hasegawa version - I know it isn’t recommended using a PE set from another version of the model but I’m going for it!!!!

 

 

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To start with I pulled the cockpit detail apart and started adding PE parts. 


I cut away the seat and bulkhead and add some plastic card to act as the support for the radio  rack (blu-tacked in place to see if it is in the right place)

 

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Then I cut the flaps off and drilled the holes which are on the dive brakes

 

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Then I started added the PE frames and ribs ready to prime

 

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Nice work so far :) always good to see older kits getting the love.

 

 

Incidentally, if you check out the following topic, you can get the pics to show instead of just the links.

 

for OneDrive, you can use the 'embed' option like here:

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On 4/2/2021 at 10:49 AM, alt-92 said:

Nice work so far :) always good to see older kits getting the love.

 

 

Incidentally, if you check out the following topic, you can get the pics to show instead of just the links.

 

for OneDrive, you can use the 'embed' option like here:

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Shipmate thanks for this!!!!!!

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Ok...so some more progress......

 

I’ve primed in green then added aluminium and Vallejo chipping medium and internal grey green.....The marks you can see are the result of sanding back and being a little heavy handed with the airbrush.....I’ve only had the airbrush for 2 months so this is a voyage of discovery. 🙂

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Then Vallejo internal grey green - still seems the wrong colour - probably needs to be a bit darker but I’m not brave enough to mix acrylics just yet....

 

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I was worried that the airbrushed paint would mean losing some of the detail of the frames and ribs so I turned the pressure down a little....still looks ok.

 

A little internal chipping on the frames And now ready to start adding the detail of the various panels and switches - trim wheel and tiny leaver:

 

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Ooohhh, cool! I'll be watching this with interest as I have the same kit somewhere in my stash.

 

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So more progress with the port side of the cockpit:


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you can almost see some of the switches..but they are tiny and make me swear a lot....

 

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complete..

 

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