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SB2C-4 Helldiver

This SB2C 4 Helldiver from ProModeller.  It's built OOB but Carlos added some seatbelts made from paper and buckles using the PE that came with the kit.  Model Master Enamels were used to finish the kit before a clear enamel varnish was applied.  This Helldiver represents an aircraft from VB-1 of the USS Bennington in early 1945.

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:-) Very Nice Helldiver wish I could sort out the canopies on mine Mal
JUN 15, 2003 - 04:22 AM
Hi Holdfast: For me this canopy was a nightmare. I used Scotch Magic Tape for masking and then to clean the clear parts after pulling it out I used WD40 with a Q-Tip This Promodeler kit is fantastic :-)
JUN 15, 2003 - 06:22 AM
WD 40 might have been the answer for mine. I used Parafilm-M to mask but stretch it to thin and got a paint haze on the clear sliding parts. I tried all sorts to clean it off, no joy. In the end I resorted to polishing grade emery paper, this worked to some degree but not good enough. I think my only solution now is to cut out the windows and replace them with acetate Yes the kit is very good, did you swap over the fixed internal portion of the flap/ dive brakes (cos they are upside down) and did you drill out all those holes in them :-) Mal
JUN 15, 2003 - 06:42 AM
Hi Holdfast: I drilled the holes of the flaps/dive brakes in the plastic wings, then with the wings and paint job finished I glued the PE of the dive brakes. I tried to follow the instructions, if I swap something I donīt know. Are they wrong ?
JUN 15, 2003 - 09:55 AM
Thats a beautiful plane!!! ~Chip
JUN 16, 2003 - 02:21 PM