Dauntless

This is a SBD Dauntless Plastic Model Kit from Revell. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older

Revell-Monogram Dauntless Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855249
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 Revell-Monogram # rmx855249
$17.29
 
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Revell-Monogram Item # rmx855249
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 7-3/4" (197mm)
  • Wingspan: 10" (254mm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855249
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"The Perfect Aircraft Kit"
johncpo41 (www.hobbiesinabarn)
The model fills the gap within the model aircraft selections. The kit is well designed for the beginner or advanced modeler and with easy to read instructions and concise diagrams the kit will go together with out any major problems. As shown the dive brakes can be shown either out of in and the landing gear is detailed enough to have shown in the down position. The details are enough to show off some of the actual aircraft.

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Features

  • A stunning model replica built with injection molded plastic parts, beautifully scribed with impressive details! Retractable landing gear and movable wing flaps.
  • Armaments include a moveable machine gun and dropping bomb.
  • Pilot, gunner, deck handler, and signal officer figures.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.

Specs

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 7-3/4" (197mm)
  • Wingspan: 10" (254mm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855249

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Reviews

  
 
"An easy to build kit if you're not a stickler for accuracy"
jimmbbo
The Monogram SBD was one of Monogram's early efforts of the late '60s, when operating features were the rage, details and accuracy were not as important as they are today, and plastic injection molding technology was in its infancy. These factors mean that this long in the tooth Dauntless is a great trip back in time, but not up to the standards of today. It assembles easily, and would make a good starter or second kit, and it looks like an SBD, and with a lot of effort, can be made into a nice model. If the builder wants a quick, easy SBD build but isn't too picky about details, this fits the bill... for anyone looking for an accurate scale model, look elsewhere.

 
"Dauntless SBD"
skippykeesler (Edwardsville ILL)
I had no problems building this kit at all.The fit was execellent.I took my dremel tool and a small drill bit and drilled out all of the holes in the flaps and dive brakes.I added a little extera details to the cockpit using left over photo-etch parts from other kits. I was a little disappointed with the decal sheet.(content only not quality),I left out the old toy like bomb release and filled these holes with putty,and installed a different bomb.This kit with a little work produces a very good looking model.I of course especially like the price.You can see my completed model in the users gallery. I would recommend this kit.If you would like other decals or a different color scheme you will have to buy a aftermarket sheet,but you can still build this kit and add an aftermarket decal sheet for less than you will pay for most other kits of this aircraft.Finish on mine is Testors Model Master Paints,and weathering was done with pastels.

 
"Takes some work"
illiniteach29
I enjoyed this kit overall. There were some problems with fit, so you will have to modify the parts to come together properly. Also, the air brakes were a bit problematic at first, but once you get them fit together, they open and close together nicely. Extra figures can add more background story to the model if you want. Finally, directions were clear and concise.

Markings

  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for 2 Variations
  • 1: USS Wasp, Guadalcanal, 7 Aug. 1942
  • 2: No. 25 squadron RNZAF, Seagrove, New Zealand, July 1943

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