Hasegawa 1:48 Scale, Aichi D3A1, Type 99, Carrier Bomber, ‘Val’
March 27, 2016 in Aviation
After seeing Terry’s beautiful D3A2 model posted yesterday, I thought I’d stick my neck out with one I had built a few years back. It’s a terrific model, that fits well, and a subject that really needed to be updated, considering that the only option we had before was the Fujimi kit.
Before the arrows start flying, YES I know the panel lines are WAY to overstated. I goofed by using too dark a mixture when I built her. The next one will be a lot lighter, I promise. The model represents an aircraft that attacked Pearl Harbor. It was from the 16th Attack Unit, 2nd Division, and was the 1st Aircraft, flown by Lt. Tomatsu Ema, (Pilot) with W/O Azuma, (Gunner). Lt. Ema, in EII-235, flew from the deck of HMIJS Zuikaku, participated in dive bombing attacks on Wheeler Field in the first wave on 7 December, 1941.
Bottom line is, I enjoyed the model, seeing Terry’s build is giving me that itch to build another one, (Thanks Terry), and if you have one and are thinking about it, give her a whirl, it’s a really nice kit…but I said that already…I’m being redundant…again..
Happy Easter to all that applies to,
Freddie from LI
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