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Peter Straka (PeterStr)


SBD-1 Dauntless,

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Hasegawa kit,
Eduard PE flaps,
Verlinden engine,
MANY scratchbuilt details.

This particular SBD-1 was delivered in 1940 and served with Marine Scout Bombing Squadron VMSB-132 stationed in Quantico, Virginia. In March 1942 it was transferred to VSMB-142 stationed at San Diego, California. It was transferred later to the Training Group Pacific command on July 1st, 1942. On August 26th it was transferred to NRAB Glenview, Illinois, where it trained new pilots in carrier landings.
During a tranining flight, November 23rd 1942 this Dauntless crashed in Lake Michigan and sank. It remained on the bottom of the lake until the early 1990´s, when it was salvaged and sent to National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola for restoration.



17. January 2018, 20:54 Share
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Choppa Nutta What a fantastic derelict !!
Beautiful work !!!
Very well done sir !! :)
17. January 2018, 22:32
17. January 2018, 22:37
Patrick Hagelstein Looking at all your posts, I just have to say one thing: now you're just showing off!!! :D I just look at them in amazement and can't even start raving about all that detailed work you put into them. Sorry for not answering to all your posts, they are just equally impressive!!!
18. January 2018, 06:12
Spanjaard amazing job!!!! i am looking for my jaw under the table..... wow!
wellcome to SCM. this is really entering with a blast... :)
and all your other builds are also fantastic, wow!
18. January 2018, 07:19
bughunter This is really a fantastic realism and result of amazing work of a master modeller!
18. January 2018, 10:03
Alexander G. Makes me wonder every time how many excellent and talented modelers are out there you would never hear of. Outstanding work, Peter!
18. January 2018, 15:01
Alec K What else to add to comments above... just a feast for the eyes. Truly outstanding work. Hope you like Scalemates, it's an excellent modeling website and a great bunch of modelers. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions
18. January 2018, 15:25
Tim C Well done, Peter. Amazing realism.
18. January 2018, 15:27
Peter Straka Thank you all! :) I was wondering whether there is any way how I can search galleries by topic - e.g. all galleries of 1/72 allied WW II aicraft. is there such a feature?
18. January 2018, 19:28
Spanjaard well, you can certainly make a search for one specific kit, and then see the projects that have used the kit, and the albums associated to it.
for albums that do not have a kit associated to them, is it is a bit more complicated ;) i would suggest for example that you create projects, add the relevant kits to them and associate the albums to the project :)
if you need any help with that, do not hesitate to ask
19. January 2018, 00:17
Alec K I am unaware of an option that would allow you to search Scalemates' Galleries for a broad category such as "WWII 1/72 allied aircraft". You can search for a specific topic (see Topics tab - you may need to click ... in the menu bar to see it), but not for a broad category.

One thing to keep in mind is that Albums on Scalemates are NOT searchable. Spanjaard made a good point about recommending for you to create projects in your profile and then linking the albums you have already created to those projects: that way users will be able to find your photo albums when they search for a topic.
19. January 2018, 04:23
Patrick Hagelstein Tim reminded me of that but haven't done that yet... :(
19. January 2018, 05:28
Michael Hickey Welcome Peter, and I must say you are one extremely gifted modeler. Your birds without their skins on them are true masterpieces and would not look out of place in an aviation museum. I would highly recommend everybody to take the time to check out his amazing builds.
19. January 2018, 06:25
gorbygould Jaw-dropping quality!
19. January 2018, 16:18
19. January 2018, 16:23
Sven Schönyan Never saw a masterpiece like this. This leaves me speechless. Absolut fantastic!
19. January 2018, 16:25
Konrad Limmer Yep I think everything has been said! Your skills are amazing and very inspiring
19. January 2018, 18:38
Bernhard Schrock A Dountless a little bit different as usual... I love your wheathering! Looks like original after floating...
21. January 2018, 16:36
21. January 2018, 17:36
Demigod Dude, this is so awesome! Superb weathering!
21. January 2018, 18:05
Pierre-Christian Baudru Great job ! Great details and wheathering !
18. July 2018, 12:26
Harry Eder Awesome!
18. July 2018, 14:51
Martin o beautiful
18. July 2018, 15:20
Cristian Bordina Fantastic !!!
18. July 2018, 16:36
Maciej Bellos Absolutely wonderful!
18. July 2018, 18:17
Christian Interesting, that's something different. Very nice idea and perfectly implemented!
18. July 2018, 19:28
Christian Bruer Great idea and very well done
18. July 2018, 19:39
Norbert Steffens Great idea,and what a marvellous finish
20. July 2018, 06:38

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