Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:32 AM
Wasn't Swede Vejtasa on Yorktown? I've got a book 'That Gallant Ship, USS Yorktown' that chronicles all the air groups, and has some nice 'deck shots' of SBD-3's of VS-5 from pre-war thru Midway. If you need, PM me with address and I'll scan/send what I've got.
Reallly like what you've done so far, can't wait to see it progress! Later, Russ
Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:28 PM
I did find the sheets that Charles has mentioned. Unfortunately they were released through Meteor Productions and I cannot find their new distributor. Meteor had some really good sheets that I got for my Trump Hun and my unbuilt Trump Thud.
Charles, thanks for the url, I will have to check it out. Those sheets looked great but just couldn't find them. The Yellow Wings decals are really nice though. Now I just have to settle on whose plane...
Thanks for the nice comments guys!
PS Russ PM inbound,
Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:55 PM
and the back is nice too. Unfortunately, I don't think any of this will show.
Here she is painted up
and some FW190 placards for data plates
now time to try to finish up that cockpit.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:01 PM
The painting is very authentic. Great work!
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Finished: Revell Dora | Hasegawa Emil | Revell Zero Rebuild | 21st Century C.202 | Tamiya A6M5 Zero | Hasegawa Avia S-92 | Hasegawa Fw 190D-11 | Matchbox Sea Venom
In Progress: Hasegawa Fw 190S Conversion | Matchbox Spitfire 22/24 | XS-Models Hughes H-1
Shelf of Shame: Revell X-1 | Matchbox Emil
Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:46 PM
Peace to you and yours,
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:34 AM
Remember, not all who wander are lost.
ON THE BENCH
Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:37 PM
The kit cockpit is amazingly detailed. All I did was add some styrene and wire to suggest plumbing etc. Otherwise by the time I get this together, I would wonder where the crew sat.
Interestingly, Trumpeter installed two rear control sticks so I just cut one off. All fixed.
I don't know exactly when the SBD got shoulder harnesses so I went without. I guess I could come up with something later if need be.
Now it's on to the fuselage sidewalls and the clutter there.
Thanks again for the great comments!
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