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Hasegawa's 1/72 scale
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless

by Frank Cuden

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless

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This is the Hasegawa 1/72nd scale SBD-5 Dauntless done up in the markings of a training aircraft from VN-9, Saufley Field, just outside of Pensacola, Florida in 1945.



The engine was wired and etched flaps and dive brakes came from "Part." Decals came from my spares collection. Some additions were made to the cockpit and to the aft gunner's position.

Testors Model Master Dark Sea Blue and Floquil Reefer Yellow and Reefer White make up the color scheme. I lightened the Dark Sea Blue a bit to accent a few random panels.



The full-build article has been submitted to FineScale Modeler Magazine for their review.

Model and Text Copyright 2015 by Frank Cuden
Page Created 8 September, 2015
Last Updated 8 September, 2015

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