Eduard Model Accessories

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

Product # FE1126 for Academy kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Dec 10 2020

      

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 AccessoriesThis is mostly a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/48 Academy SBD-2 Dauntless.  The parts include pre-painted parts for the multi-layered instrument panel, throttle controls, lots of sidewall details etc plus landing gear placards.  

 

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There are 3 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 SBD-2 Dauntless has a large canopy that covers the pilot compartment as well as the rear gunner area.  So the cockpit set will show very well with the canopies open on your Dauntless as was common in the heat of the PTO during WW2.  This pre-painted photo etch set includes some amazing detail although seatbelts are not included, you can buy a seatbelts set separately from Eduard.

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

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford