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Review
Special Hobby: SB2C-5 Helldiver
betheyn
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 09:58 PM UTC


Andy Brazier takes a look at Special Hobby''s 1/72nd SB2C-5 Helldiver "The Final Version".

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Thanks!
Szmann
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 11:52 PM UTC
Thanks for the good review, Andy. It seems to me that Special Hobby is working hard to make a good name for themselves. I bought recently two of their kits and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and what you get for the price (resin alternatives, photo-etched parts). I haven't built none yet, but in the box they look very attractive.
Cheers!
Gabriel
betheyn
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 02:32 AM UTC

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Thanks for the good review, Andy. It seems to me that Special Hobby is working hard to make a good name for themselves. I bought recently two of their kits and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and what you get for the price (resin alternatives, photo-etched parts). I haven't built none yet, but in the box they look very attractive.
Cheers!
Gabriel


Thanks Gabriel.
SH are becoming a very good manufacturer of kits, with a wide range of subjects.
I'm building their 1/32nd Tempest MK.IV at the moment and despite the large parts count, numerous resin and P.E parts, it is a thoroughly enjoyable build.
The Helldiver looks a lot simpler but looks as though it will go together well.
Andy
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 03:04 AM UTC
Nice one Andy, what a great looking kit The Aéronavale Helldiver looks cool
tim
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 02:19 AM UTC
Neat , Nice review m8 . - years back , when i could still see 1/72 kits -- i done the original Academys boxing and they were pukka kits , so i went back for 3 more !! -- also , ive still got 1 more of the Academys kit , that i couldnt finish because of a broken clear part - the rear canopy , and i couldnt get a reply from Academy ( proper useless/ lazy customer service 😨) - so perhaps i should send a begging email to 'Special Hobby' to ask for a spare canopy 😆