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Tin_Can
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 02:01 AM UTC
Carlos Schneerson (CSCH) is back again with a great looking SB2C-4 Helldiver of VB-1 in 1945. Just follow the link below.

SB2C-4 Helldiver
Holdfast
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 04:22 AM UTC
:-) Very Nice Helldiver wish I could sort out the canopies on mine
Mal
csch
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 06:22 AM UTC
Hi Holdfast:
For me this canopy was a nightmare. I used Scotch Magic Tape for masking and then to clean the clear parts after pulling it out I used WD40 with a Q-Tip
This Promodeler kit is fantastic :-)
Holdfast
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#056
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 06:42 AM UTC
WD 40 might have been the answer for mine. I used Parafilm-M to mask but stretch it to thin and got a paint haze on the clear sliding parts. I tried all sorts to clean it off, no joy. In the end I resorted to polishing grade emery paper, this worked to some degree but not good enough. I think my only solution now is to cut out the windows and replace them with acetate
Yes the kit is very good, did you swap over the fixed internal portion of the flap/ dive brakes (cos they are upside down) and did you drill out all those holes in them :-)
Mal
csch
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 09:55 AM UTC
Hi Holdfast:
I drilled the holes of the flaps/dive brakes in the plastic wings, then with the wings and paint job finished I glued the PE of the dive brakes. I tried to follow the instructions, if I swap something I donīt know. Are they wrong ?
chip250
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2003 - 02:21 PM UTC
Thats a beautiful plane!!!

~Chip