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miscmini Fezian08 Jun 2015 10:10 a.m. PST

Item: Douglas SBD Dauntless / A-24 Banshee, kit: R15-0114
Scale: 1/100
Medium: Resin
Manufacturer: Armaments in Miniature, LLC (AIM)
Vendor: AIM
Price: $15 USD

General Impressions: Nice kit with parts to build either the SBD Dauntless or A-24 Banshee. The main component of the kit is the single-piece airframe. To that you can add antenna, tail wheel (two options), arresting hook, and the ordnance. The kit required very little in the way of clean up and prep. Seam lines were minimal and there were no air pockets. I assembled and painted these Dauntlesses to represent those of bombing 6, at the Battle of Midway.

Pros: Parts provided for different versions. Clean casting.

Cons: The resin antenna is delicate and likely to break off turning game play.

Recommendations: I recommend the kit for all skill levels.

Notes: I used Vallejo Model Color paints. I used Eagle Strike and Miscellaneous Miniatures decals. After breaking the antenna twice, on the first Dauntless, I replaced those on the remaining kits with thin wire.

Reviewed by: Kevin Hammond, Miscellaneous Miniatures, LLC.



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2015 11:34 a.m. PST

Very nicely painted.

Disco Joe08 Jun 2015 12:08 p.m. PST

It does like nice and you did an exceptional job painting it.

panzerCDR08 Jun 2015 12:57 p.m. PST

Very nice! Thanks.

Personal logo marcus arilius Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2015 10:29 p.m. PST

outstanding work

Dave Schmid Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2015 7:14 a.m. PST

Beautiful, Kevin. Just saw a restored one flying at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum WW II air show in Reading, PA this past weekend.

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