1/72 Academy SB2C-5 Helldiver

Gallery Article by Didier Mayeur on Dec 21 2017



French Aeronavale SB2C-5 Helldiver

Here is my new contribution for ARC: a French Aeronavale SB2C-5 Helldiver, as used during the Indochina war. 

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The kit is the SB2C-4 from Academy, converted in a SB2C-5 by the use of an Italkit conversion kit. I also added Eduard photo etched parts. Eduard Masks were useful to paint the canopy parts. I used Prince August paints, except for the Midnight Blue which is a Life Color paint. Decals are from Carpena. 

The weathering is inspired, of course, by photographs of the real airplane and photos of other French Aeronavale Helldiver. Hope you'll appreciate!

Didier Mayeur

Photos and text by Didier Mayeur