1/48 Accurate Miniatures SBD-1

A PAIR OF SBD-1'S

by David Rapasi

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This pair of Accurate Miniatures SBD-1's depict two Marine aircraft as they came off of the Douglas assembly line. 

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The SBD-1 was built for the Navy, but the Navy would not accept them until there were some design changes. That is how the Marines wound up with these first aircraft. Most of these aircraft were destroyed at Ewa Airfield during the attack of Pearl Harbor.

Both models are built out of the box and are finished with aluminum lacquer, Model Masters Paint and kit decals.

David

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Photos and text by Dave Rapasi