1:48 Scale, Fine Molds A5M4, Type 96 Carrier Fighter, “Claude”
A beautiful little model by Fine Molds, is this A5M4 Type 96, in 1:48 scale.
It has very nice detail in the cockpit and engine, and the surface detail on the exterior is excellent, especially on the wings. The model builds well, with NO fooling around getting parts to line up, and little to no putty anywhere. I think that, this is by FAR the best kit they have produced, and I recommend it to anyone interested in Japanese aircraft. The pictures speak for themselves, so I hope you enjoy!!
Markings are for an A5M4, flying from IJN Shoho, during Operation MO, the invasion of Port Moresby.
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