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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Hasegawa Dauntless
m1garand
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 02:12 PM UTC
Here's my rendition of Hasegawa's Dauntless. Any constructive criticism will be appreciated.







Thanks
blaster76
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 02:59 PM UTC
looks pretty good from here, see you got the perforated dive brakes or was that stock on the kit. I built a Dauntless years ago and the dive brakes were PE set.
m1garand
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 03:09 PM UTC

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looks pretty good from here, see you got the perforated dive brakes or was that stock on the kit. I built a Dauntless years ago and the dive brakes were PE set.



I drilled them all out. My next Dauntless is from Accurate Miniatures and they're already drilled.
mj
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 03:21 PM UTC
I think you've done an outstanding job, BC. I've got the kit in my stash, but haven't gotten to it yet. I love the paint job, and the weathering is terrific. It looks like it just got back from a tour of duty. I'll be happy if mine turns out half as nice. Great job.

Mike

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 12:21 AM UTC
GREAT JOB
ROBERTO
csch
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 02:30 AM UTC
Very nice job! I have the Hasegawa Dauntless in my stock and after seeing your model I decided to build it as soon as I can.
Did you have some problems with the canopy (fiting) if you want to make it closed ?
Did you use the decals for the tail, or itīs a paint job ?
Very, very nice.

didiumus
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 02:30 AM UTC
Verrry nice. Nice work on the brakes, that is a lot of work...

Scott
m1garand
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 03:04 AM UTC

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Very nice job! I have the Hasegawa Dauntless in my stock and after seeing your model I decided to build it as soon as I can.
Did you have some problems with the canopy (fiting) if you want to make it closed ?
Did you use the decals for the tail, or itīs a paint job ?
Very, very nice.




Thanks. The tail was done with the kit decals. I believe the canopy would fit ok closed. Having it completely open, as opposed to partially like I did, was the problem.
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 04:40 AM UTC
:-) Very nice job BC, I have one of these in my stash, with a detail set. You are to be comended for drilling out the dive brakes. :-) I almost feel a group build coming on :-)
Mal
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 07:14 PM UTC
:-) Great job !!!, B.C , I am also a very big SBD fan, While surfing the net,
about a year and half ago, I found a site ' Modelexpo-online', they had
6 Accurate Miniatures SBD 1 for about $3.50 each, but you had to buy 6
of em, someday, time permitting I would love to build all the these
planes and hang em on my ceiling like a squadron, that will so cool.
stugiiif
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 01:07 AM UTC
Nice clean build and paint. keep em' coming stug
Bren
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Cape Province, South Africa
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 02:45 AM UTC
Looks perfect from here.
crusader
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United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 05:08 PM UTC
Nice job! Looks like it just flew out of a history book.
Bender
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 05:29 PM UTC
looks great, very nice work

Bender