1/72 scale Aichi D3A1″Val” IJN dive bomber
Greetings all ,
This is another one of my first time building the famous Aichi D3A1 "Val" Dive bomber which was used by the IJN from the start untill the end of war. This particular kit is an old kit from Fujimi which has 4 options decal selections. I chose to build the 'Val' which saw action during the Pearl Harbor raid from the carrier Akagi piloted by wingman Takashi Ono. Overall the kit was straightforward not many issues with fitting but still not the best Val kit out there since its an old kit. I am satisfied with the overall build except for the wash weathering which I think was abit too dirty since the Pearl Harbor raiders would not have seen that many action to be that weathered.
Thanks for the read. Below is the full build link :
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