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Best WWII ASW fighter/bomber?

August 13 2017 at 9:16 AM
mebucko23  (Login mebucko23)
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Good Morning!
I would like to do a WWII ASW in the Atlantic Scheme.
I've seen Helldivers, Dauntlesses, Avengers, and even Wildcats.
Which do you think is/are the best kit(s) in 1/48 or 1/32? I am even looking at diecast, but the 1/72 size is a bit small for these old eyes!
Thanks in advance for any and all input!
Cheers,
Bill
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Don McIntyre
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I think in 1/48…

August 13 2017, 9:48 AM 

The Accurate Miniatures TBF/TBM (And it's further releases by Academy and Italeri, IIRC) and/or their SBD should be your first choice. They're all great kits.
Don McIntyre
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mebucko23
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I think in 1/48

August 13 2017, 10:04 AM 

Thanks, Don!
Much appreciated!
They sound like great choices.
I've always liked the Helldiver "look", but I guess it had some early problems. Thanks again - have a great Sunday!
Cheers,
Bill

 
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Pip Moss
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Well, if you want to do a Helldiver,

August 13 2017, 11:37 AM 

Monogram ProModeler did an absolutely first rate SB2C-4 (85-5935) that was later reboxed by both Revell and Accurate Miniatures, the latter also issuing it with parts for an SB2C-1. The AM SB2C-4 boxing included Atlantic Scheme markings. Unfortunately, it's apparently pretty hard to find currently, although there is presently one of the original ProM boxings on eBay with current bid around $30 or buy outright for $40.

Just don't be tempted by the much older Monogram Helldiver (6831) -- it's really crude.

 
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mebucko23
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"Well, if...."

August 13 2017, 11:51 AM 

Thanks for that info, Pip!
I'll look for that AM -4, and stay clear of the Monogram!
Cheers,
Bill

 
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DJ
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An encounter with a Privateer

August 13 2017, 10:31 AM 

could be terrifying for the sun. The Privateer could loiter for hours and had detection gear equal to or superior to that of the TBM/Helldiver/SBD. Monogram's kit is pretty good. As for the other choices, the TBM by Accurate and/or Italeri is great, as is the SBD-5.


    
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mebucko23
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An encounter with a Privateer

August 13 2017, 10:55 AM 

Thanks so much, DJ!
The Privateer will definitely go into the mix!
I appreciate the input!
Cheers,
Bill

 
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Andrew deeley
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Re: An encounter with a Privateer

August 13 2017, 11:28 AM 

Did the Privateer serve in the North Atlantic ?
I thought is was used in only the Pacific. By the time it was service the Battle of the Atlantic had been won

Wiki suggests on Pacific theatre

Andrew

 
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mebucko23
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Encounter with a Privateer

August 13 2017, 12:02 PM 

Thank you, Andrew - I definitely want an Atlantic Scheme. I'll check it out!
Cheers,
Bill

 
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DJ
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PB4Y-1?

August 13 2017, 2:14 PM 

Not sure

 
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Andrew deeley
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PB4Y-1 is a Liberator not a Privateer

August 13 2017, 2:26 PM 

Hi

The Privateer name started with the PB4Y-2 and quite a different aircraft to the -1

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Andrew

 
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Lewin
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Re: PB4Y-1.....

August 13 2017, 10:46 PM 

The PB4Y-1 Liberator consisted of both the B-24D and B-24H/J Liberators.

The B-24H/J Liberator had the manned power turret(either a Consolidated turret, or an Emmerson turret) in the nose. BUT....as a Navy PB4Y-1, it had an Erco power ball turret there instead.

They were never in the "tradional" Atlantic paint scheme of light gray over flat(?) white, they were painted flat(?) white on the bottom surfaces, and about 90% of the vertical surfaces, with the top surfaces being either non-specular dark blue, or for Army B-24D's loaned to the navy, olive drab.


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David Nickels
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TBF Avenger

August 13 2017, 10:52 AM 

The 1/48 Italeri/Accurate Miniatures kit is great and the big 1/32 Trumpeter kit (borrowed heavily from the AM kit) is not bad either.

 
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mebucko23
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TBF Avenger

August 13 2017, 11:01 AM 

Thanks, David, for the reply! I had not heard of Trumpeter's version.
I appreciate it!
Cheers,
Bill

 
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Dave Williams
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In 1/32

August 13 2017, 11:33 AM 

Options are limited, but fortunately the kits are good.

SB2C Helldiver - HPH resin kit
Avenger - Trumpeter
Dauntless - Trumpeter
Wildcat - Trumpeter (there is also an ancient Revell kit, but the Trumpeter is better).


 
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mebucko23
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In 1/32

August 13 2017, 11:53 AM 

Thanks, Dave!
I've never done a resin kit, but will check the Trumpeter!
Cheers,
Bill

 
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Pat Donahue
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If you wish a ASW scheme for the deep water

August 13 2017, 1:25 PM 

Atlantic the F4F (FM-1/2) and the TBF/TBM are the way to go in 1/48 A/M kits. If you want to do a costal ASW scheme the OS2U and SBD would be nice. No state of the art OS2U in 1/48 but A/M makes a very nice SBD
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mebucko23
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"If you wish...."

August 13 2017, 2:59 PM 

Hi Pat!
Thank you so much for the reply and photos!! I never knew there was a "deep water" and a "coastal"! I think I might be doing both an Avenger and a Dauntless! I was doing a little research this afternoon, trying to find which was used by VS-31, when they flew out of NAS Atlantic City (near where we live) It looks over time they used the Avenger and the Helldiver, but the unit moved after 1948.
I just got an Italeri Avenger on ebay this afternoon, now I'll look for a good "Atlantic" Dauntless to match! Another Italeri??
Thanks again for the help!
Cheers,
Bill

 
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mebuck023
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Made a decision

August 13 2017, 4:04 PM 

Hi Guys!
Thanks for the advice! I did get the Italeri Avenger, and ended up on a splurge - got the 1/48 Eduard SBD-5 Dauntless. They make a Virgin Islands version, and the reviews were good. We'll see - my first choice was the AM, but then had to get decals for the "Atlantic".
Thanks again!!
Cheers,
Bill

 
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Rich Hicks
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If you have a TBF-1C & want decals...

August 13 2017, 5:22 PM 

Sprue Brothers have the kit decals from the original Accurate Miniatures release, which was an Atlantic scheme.

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/acmd3403.htm

Both the kits you got were originally Accurate Miniatures kits...

Rich


 
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