Banzai!…1/48 Yokosuka (Kugisho) D4Y1 Model 11 Suisei “Judy” Imperial Japanese Navy
My dad´s next contribution to the Empire of Japan GB.
As far as I´ve read the Judy was Fine Molds first 1/48 release, dating back to 1993. So there are some fit issues. As you can see on the pics, the inner landing gear doors have attachement points for the retraction “fork” but there are no such parts in the kit. Some modelers scratchbuild them but my dad didn´t. The yellow wing leading edges and the dark green outlines of the fuselage hinomarus are painted. Eduard seabelts, EZ Line for the wires, camo done with Tamiya XF-12 JN Grey and XF-70 Dark Green 2 (IJN).
Build thread here
The model shows an aircraft of the 523rd Air Group “Taka (Hawk)-2”, Tinian Island 1944
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