1/48 Italeri SBD-5 Dauntless

Gallery Article by Paul Coppin on Aug 24 2012



Hi all this is my 1/48 Italeri SBD 5 flown by Major Elmer Glidden & M/Sgt James Boile of VMSB-231, Marshall Island 1944.  The overall fit of this kit was quite good and considering this is all "out of the box" the cockpit detail is very good.  Also I liked the option of having the flaps down, also the canopy came in five parts so you could have various canopy settings and I decided the fully open option.   :)


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I used Model Master, Tamiya and Vallejo paints on this SBD and gave it a weathered looked using pastels and artist oils and Humbrol aluminum for the chipped parts and I also gave it some of my bomb art :)  I've enjoyed making this Dauntless and I'm pleased with my results. :)

Well I hope you enjoyed the pictures and you will see more of my work soon. Thank you for looking.

Paul Coppin

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Photos and text by Paul Coppin