02 Oct

Build article – SB2C-4 Helldiver

This is a Special Edition of the Academy SB2C-4 Helldiver, with included Eduard photo-etch for the dive flaps.

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Kit reviews :

The interiors are mostly Interior Green (Lifecolor acrylics)

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No seat belts are included, so I made some from Tamiya masking tape

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Instrument panel and radio equipment details come from the supplied decals.

A tip to work with stubborn Academy decals is to apply heat from a hair-dryer with liberal amounts of Mr Hobby Mark Softer. This gets the decal soft and pliable enough to be coaxed into the recesses using a cotton bud.

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The bomb bay is quite detailed OOB

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Rear gunner’s weapon

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Brush-painted and installed.

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