Yokosuka D4Y1-C Suisei (Judy) 1/72 Fujimi
I thought that I would do a quick 1 week build of a plane which impressed me the first time I read up on it – the D4Y Judy.
This Fujimi Kit C-16 is labelled as a D4Y1-C which, according to Google/Wiki, was the first D4Y variant to see combat debuting as a reconnaissance aircraft when two pre-production D4Y1-Cs embarked aboard the Sōryū to take part in the Battle of Midway in 1942.
The instructions follow suit as being a Recon, the bombing sight was included in the kit but the instructions left it out.
Well, what I thought would have been a quick weekend build but a little lengthy experiment with paints which fought with me right to the end and things finally came around when I fell back on the Tamiya XF-11 & XF-12 for the main colours.
Decals went on well but felt like bristol board at first, but seemed to conform quite well and the panel line showed through.
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