Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-5 Dauntless

By Brett Matthews

Here is my finished build of Trumpeter's 1/32 SBD-5 Dauntless. I have modeled this after the planes the RZNAF used in World War 2 for a short time, before switching to Corsairs, I believe.

After starting the 1/32nd world with Tamiya's Corsair, this was a bit of a change! Thankfully, even if it is not super crisp like Tamiya, it still built up quite nicely.

Aftermarket includes the following:

I think that's all...

A huge thank you to Woody at Archer Fine Transfers for letting me test out his rivet skins, they worked perfectly! For those of you considering them in the future, I HIGHLY recommend them to replace the recessed rivets on this kit.

For more on this project, please check out my build thread in the Work in Progress Forum.

© Brett Matthews 2021

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This article was published on Thursday, March 04 2021; Last modified on Sunday, March 07 2021