Air Power Series.
A new and exciting diecast model company, Hobby Master came leaping
out of the gate with some gorgeous and highly sought-after models.
Most of the current or planned models are not offered by other producers
of 1/72-scale diecast airplanes. These include the Dauntless, Stuka
G model, and MiG-21.
The SBD-2 on this page is a very colorful representation of a pre-WWII
version, the yellow wings and tail being the standard Navy color
scheme up until December 30, 1940, when planes were directed to
be painted non-reflective light grey. The upper surfaces of these
light-grey planes were later painted blue-grey.
Hobby Master did themselves proud with this well-engineered and
well-painted miniature. The model comes with two canopies, one closed,
the other open. The prop and cockpit are beautifully detailed. All
the various parts of the model fit seemingly without seams, and
the various engine, flaps, ailerons, and fins are faithfully represented.
Without a doubt, Hobby Master has set the standard for future versions
of the SBD, and other model companies will have to go a long way
just to catch up.