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Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude.

by Julian Shawyer on July 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 38 Comments

This is the 1/48 scale Finemolds Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude. Imperial Japanese Navy, INJ Kaga, 1939. The kit contained 67 parts, and apart from the seat harness, was built straight out of the box. It was painted with Alclad II, Aeromaster […]

Coral Sea, Part One: Mitsubishi A5M4, Type 96, Carrier Fighter…

With the Battle of Midway Group Build being close to it’s reveal, I thought it would be proper to also include the “Other” carrier battle that took place, only a month earlier, in the Coral Sea. Much of what occurred […]

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 […]

Hobby Boss 1/72 A5m2

by Scott Nelson on March 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

Well, this wasn’t a weekend build but, it was close! It took me four days to finish it. This Hobby Boss easy build kit was exactly that: an easy build. The parts count is very small and fit was excellent. […]

Believe I’ll post something today, too….

by Bill Koppos on May 18, 2013 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Built this Special Hobby 1/32 A5M when it first came out. A fairly easy build, added some interior and engine details. Finish is Alclad White Aluminum mixed with a littleTestor’s flat yellow, to get the “Japanese Navy protective coating” tinge. […]

Special Hobby 1:32 scale Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude

by Ulrich Schütt on February 27, 2013 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Hello, This is my latest build. The Special Hobby , 1:32 scale, A5M4 Claude. The kit gave me fits sometimes. The instructions weren not all to clear, instructions for the windshield part, decalling and painting for the version I’ve build […]

Fine Molds 1/48 A5M1 and A5M2b “Claudes”

by Kevin Thompson on January 7, 2013 in Aviation -- 2 Comments

Here’s a pair of the Fine Molds 1/48 Mitsubishi A5M “Claudes” that I did last year. Fine Molds did several versions of this plane, these two being the A5M1 and A5M2b. The most accurate A5M kits in 1/48, the kits […]