The A5M Database at iModeler

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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 [...]

1/48 Fine Molds A5M2b Claude

Just some photos from my recent build of a Fine Molds A5M2b Claude. Very easy kit to build and no major issues. I really enjoyed building this one. I'll write a full article soon (too busy.) To get the slight gold/yellow tone of the [...]

Sweet 1/144 Type 96 Carrier Fighter (A5M4)

I started this project yesterday, and finished it up this afternoon. As with all of Sweets' kits, I loved it. A relaxing (mostly), easy build and 4 really cool livery. The model was airbrushed with Alclad II White Aluminum, and [...]

1/48 Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude – Empire of Japan Group Build.

This is the 2016 Fine Molds kit. I can’t speak highly enough about its quality. It’s an outstanding kit in every way. Feel free to check out my build log in the EoJ group build section and you’ll see how nice it is. The Claude was [...]

Fine Molds 1/48 Mitsubishi Ka-14, the A5M ”Gull wing” Prototype

This is my first completion for our ever growing Empire of Japan Group Build. This is the Mitsubishi Ka-14, which eventually because the A5M "Claude". Apparently there were six different prototypes built. Each one was [...]

Fine Molds 1/48 Claude

Just finished this one as a pretty quick build. Great kit - I really enjoy building FM stuff. Just wish they would make more kits 🙂 I build the FM Ki-10 "Perry" some time back, and this kit was just as enjoyable of a [...]

Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude.

This is the 1/48 scale Finemolds Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude. Imperial Japanese Navy, INJ Kaga, 1939. The kit contained 67 parts, and apart from the seat harness, was built straight out of the box. It was painted with Alclad II, Aeromaster [...]

Coral Sea, Part One: Mitsubishi A5M4, Type 96, Carrier Fighter...

With the Battle of Midway Group Build being close to it's reveal, I thought it would be proper to also include the "Other" carrier battle that took place, only a month earlier, in the Coral Sea. Much of what occurred during [...]

1:48 Scale, Fine Molds A5M4, Type 96 Carrier Fighter, “Claude”

A beautiful little model by Fine Molds, is this A5M4 Type 96, in 1:48 scale. It has very nice detail in the cockpit and engine, and the surface detail on the exterior is excellent, especially on the wings. The model builds well, with NO [...]

Hobby Boss 1/72 A5m2

Well, this wasn't a weekend build but, it was close! It took me four days to finish it. This Hobby Boss easy build kit was exactly that: an easy build. The parts count is very small and fit was excellent. I only needed a tiny bit of [...]