Not an Emil!
The dust has barely settled on my last post (yesterday’s Bf109E-7) and I’m already sharing another one, but there’s a reason for it!
The model is FineMolds’ recent Mitsubishi A5M2b “Claude”, done with the kit decals in the markings of the IJNAF’s Hyakurihara Naval Air Group as stationed in Japan in the late 1930s. Lap belts were added but the kit is otherwise 100% stock, just as it came from the box.
The silver paint is Floquil Old Silver, while the red came from one of those little square Testors bottles. The decals, which performed flawlessly, came from the kit. Weathering was kept to an absolute minimum to reflect the age of the airplane in service (almost brand new in this instance) and its overall condition as an airplane stationed in Japan rather than China.
There’s not much else to say about the model—it’s a recent FineMolds kit and almost builds itself with only minimal assistance required from the modeler! As for the reason this post falls almost on the heels of the one from the day before; I wanted to prove that I build things that don’t have black crosses on them too!
Thanks for looking!
2 additional images. Click to enlarge.