Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 SBD-2 Dauntless interior photo etch detail set

Product # 491126 for Academy kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 4 2020


The SBD-2 Dauntless was a well respected dive bomber from WW2 in the PTO against the Imperial Naval forces of Japan.  It was the SBD-2 Dauntless that deliver the crushing blow to the Japanese carriers in the Battle of Midway.  This pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model Accessories.  This is mostly a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/48 Academy SBD-2 Dauntless.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, radios, throttles, sidewall details etc.  You also get a few unpainted parts for machine guns, bomb fins, bomb arming wire, bomb racks, engine detail parts, engine cowling vents, wheel well details, landing gear details etc.


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There are 5 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

This set gives you the critical finely painted detail that will give you outstanding cockpit detailoing as well as critical detailing in other areas.

You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford