SBD Dauntless from scratch (Scale looking)

What accessories should I add under the wings?

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Hey, guys, I've been out of the hobby for a while, and it's time to come back. This time I'm going to go for my first really scale looking project, or at least something close to it.
These are some images that I found on the internet of the plastic kits with a really amazing finish. Of course, taking into account that my materials are really limited, I know that I will not be able to reach that level of realism, but at least I will try to make it as close as possible.
Wish me luck!

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The paint I'm going to use is one I left over from when I painted the bathroom. Yeah, it's wall paint. We'll see if it works or if it's too heavy. I hope it doesn't.
I've been doing some tests on some of the scrap pieces and the result is quite encouraging.
I'll leave you some pictures of the process.
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Step by step of the rudder construction. I hope the images are clear enough.
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I made several hinges from a piece of plastic. As the hole is pretty big for the piece i decide to use a pair for each hinge. Once i had all the pieces cut, i shaped it with a scissors.
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Checking all the bbq stick fits on the higes.
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I also made some foam holders to glue the bbq stick to the rudder skin. There are not picts of that, but after that, i sanded it to the right shape and glued the uper skin.
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I paint it with a white base paint and then aplied some masking tape and painting in red.
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Pencil touches to add more realism and some details.
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I am in love with TF power pod, so i use it in all my planes.
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The cowling is removable to extract the power pod. the dummy radial engine will be attached to this section.
There are 3 pieces of bbq sticks that prevent the cowl from move out while two magnets i will put latter, hold it in place.
See the 3 bbq stick pins and how they fit on the rear part of the cowl.
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Black or dark gray paint is required for the inside of the cowl to generate the effect.