Special Hobby 1:32 scale Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude
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 were wrong. ( I found this out after spraying and decaling.) The resin cockpit parts didn’t fit wel and some were omitted.
The masking tape, even after it making it more low-tack than a piece of toilet-paper, pulled of the paint after removing. So I have sprayed some parts a couple of times. ( I cleaned up the kit prior to painting!) But the result was beter than I expected…
Some PE parts are replaced with scratchbuild Evergreen parts because I was afraid that they wouldn’t stick and come of during the build.( actuators and “tie-down”- rings, don’t know the correct name).
The kit is painted with Revell enamels. The bare metal colour is Revell silver with a drop of grey. Claudes were painted with an anti-corrosion clear lacquer so I chipped this plane with silver. Used some Tamiya weathering pastels for the wheels.
Only decals used are the code on the vertical stabilisor and the little stencils on the cowling and wing.
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