Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 SBD-2 dive flaps photo etch detail set

Product # 481035 for Academy kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 12 2020


The Douglas SBD Dauntless was a famous WW2 American naval scout plane and dive bomber that was critical at the Battle of Midway.  This photo etch detail set is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis is a dive flap set designed for the 1/48 Academy SBD-2 Dauntless dive bomber.  The parts include all the parts you need to create very intricately detailed dive flaps.


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There are 6 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.

The dive flaps are the stand out feature on the Dauntless dive bomber and this set give you all that glorious dive flap detail your model needs to stand out in an exceptional way.

You can buy this 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