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Curtiss SBC Helldiver

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Category:Aircraft - Propeller
Aircraft - Propeller
Used from:1938-1943
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Curtiss
Model:SBC Helldiver

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Books

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1. June 2019 at 04:33:17 Share
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Jörg Luther Added a new review for:
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Christopher Dworjan added a new project.
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1:48 Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver (Classic Airframes 411)
 
6. August 2018 at 14:36:20 Share
Bernhard Schrock added a new project.
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Bruce Leyland-Jones added a new project.
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Completed
1:72 Boeing P-12E (Matchbox PK-3)1:72 Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver (Matchbox PK-35)
 
7. January 2014 at 20:34:21 Share
Bruce Leyland-Jones One of the later models from Matchbox, with trench lines absent.
The lurid, translucent yellow suggests a Chinese/Hong Kong kit, so I'll be cautious with the decals. The Matchbox brand glue is not going to be used.
I also see that the blue on the decals for the Enterprise livery is nowhere near H14 French Blue, so I'll be painting my own stripes.

As is typical of Matchbox, there is very little by way of interior detailing.
However, the two supplied crew fill the empty space nicely. I temporarily removed their heads, so as to re-position them and added the large radio behind the rear chappy.

I'll be doing my model in-flight, on a stand, so the detail in the wheel bay won't be seen. Nice though it is.

The kit's engineering makes the arrangement of the cabane struts easy enough. Matchbox were always good at making biplanes easy to build.
7. January 2014 at 22:20:44
Bruce Leyland-Jones The engine may not be resin, but again, is good enough for me, once I'd opened up that small intake.

Very good fit around the upper fuselage and the raised undercarriage doors fitted reasonably well.

Matchbox were often criticised for their clunkiness, but this kit has fine detail where it counts.

7. January 2014 at 22:23:10
Urban Gardini Lookin' great mate!
7. January 2014 at 22:32:36
Brian Y Enjoyed reviewing this album and your build!

I recently pulled this kit out of my stash. The rigging tasks have given me the greatest pause. Could you comment on how the threads were affixed? For example, just touched to a drop of super glue, or holes drilled? Thank you.

I found the related group build event. Wish one could easily click a link through to it from the Project or Album.
22. February 2018 at 07:48:05
Bruce Leyland-Jones No problem.
I use elastic lycra thread, superglue gel and Zipkicker accelerator.
Essential tools are a sharp pair of scissors, a good set of tweezers and wooden cocktail sticks.
I cut a length of thread, just short of the length required.

I soak this in the accelerator.

I use a cocktail stick to apply a tiny dot of superglue gel.

Using the tweezers, I apply one end of the thread to the gel. The glue then sets immediately and your rigging thread is anchored.

Another dot of gel at the other end of the rigging and apply the loose end of thread to that and there you go...one rigging thread completed.
I colour mine using Mr.Metal color, but you could use a gel pen.

Seriously easy peasy and, because the finished job is elastic, it's a lot more resilient to knocks than other materials.

If you use blunt scissors, you can end up splitting the thread, which has it's own uses.

Good luck.
22. February 2018 at 18:37:37
Bruce Leyland-Jones Apologies for the late reply...I only just received notification and, as a consequence, have only just logged myself in.
22. February 2018 at 18:39:15
Cuajete Well done and thanks for the explanations to place the thread. Congratulations!
22. February 2018 at 19:29:03
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Bruce Leyland-Jones added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 3, 2014
7. January 2014 at 21:50:31 Share
Gabor Szabo You are fast! Nice build! I love to see the Matchbox stand in use!
3. February 2014 at 22:34:19
Olivier Nice result.. Well done !
22. February 2018 at 08:35:07
Bruce Leyland-Jones Thanks guys...I forgot to 'Log in' long ago!
22. February 2018 at 18:38:17
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Calvin Gifford
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Guido Haesevoets some serious scale modeling in here!
22. July 2015 at 11:50:23
Edgars Bizūns Agreed to Guido, the ribbing detail is superb indeed.
23. July 2015 at 08:46:35
Bart Goesaert nice build so far, love the level of detail you add to your models...
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1:72 Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver / Cleveland I (Heller 285)
 
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2. November 2014 at 02:55:40 Share
Lionel Marco Nice idea... Any hope to see it coming to life ( 'scuse me, bench) soon?
2. November 2014 at 07:18:55
2. November 2014 at 08:25:07
Bill Gilman I plan to start the Tamiya 1:32 Spitfire next, to be built while I'm getting my chemo. But that's going to be a big, long project and to keep the mojo going I will also work on a smaller project concurrently. That could be this Helldiver - you don't see too many built, and it's sitting in my stash, looking rather forlorn. I feel sorry for it! Plus, they were built just an hour's drive from where I live. Maybe, just to make the model more obscure, I could do the British "Cleveland" version. How many did they use, couldn't have been many or for very long! :)
2. November 2014 at 13:09:09
Duncan Cook I'm going to watch that.
2. November 2014 at 13:12:59
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Petri Manninen Added a new review for:
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Jan H. Added a new review for:
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6. June 2013 at 00:37:45 Share
Bill Gilman This is a great set! I think anybody building the Heller kit should pick this up.
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Keith Gervasi Yep. With some creative work it will fit the Hasegawa SOC also.
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