Author Topic: Entry 1: Matchbox 1/72 Curtiss SBC Helldiver  (Read 581 times)

Offline KiwiZac

  • Once crowned Mango King by Brian da Basher!
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Entry 1: Matchbox 1/72 Curtiss SBC Helldiver
« on: July 13, 2020, 09:29:39 AM »
Hi all,
I only learned of Brian's passing last week thanks to the banner for the GB, so I figured I should get something on the bench to honour him and our friendship.

This kit came from our own The Big Gimper and I had an idea but saw some bits were missing. Then yesterday I thought, What Would Brian Do?

Bdb Memorial Build 2 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Building, cutting and filling are well underway!
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

"Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!"

Offline KiwiZac

  • Once crowned Mango King by Brian da Basher!
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Re: Entry 1: Matchbox 1/72 Curtiss SBC Helldiver
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 07:16:19 AM »
Thanks to starting a new job this is my first time at the bench for a while. But rest assured, progress is progressing!


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With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

"Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!"

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Entry 1: Matchbox 1/72 Curtiss SBC Helldiver
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 08:34:17 AM »
Brilliant news on the job, Zac! :smiley: :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline KiwiZac

  • Once crowned Mango King by Brian da Basher!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: Entry 1: Matchbox 1/72 Curtiss SBC Helldiver
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2020, 04:24:23 AM »
I'm sorry to say this has languished under the bench since about a week after I last posted for personal reasons and is unlikely to be finished in time. But I hope to finish by his first anniversary.
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

"Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!"