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 deb[...]
Not a bad kit from a deceptively named company. Represents an aircraft of the 752nd. FG, 16th Chutai, Luzon, Phillipines, 1944.
I've build this kit a year ago.
The kit was not an easy build....... the instructions were in JAPANESE!
Painted with Tamiya acrylics IJN Green, IJN Grey, Yellow with a touch of red for IFF and lines on prop. The brown colour of the prop is Reve[...]
Fine Molds was begun as a sideline in the late 80s by a few guys working at Hasegawa. Since that time, the small company has produced some interesting and rare subject matter, and reproduced them all quite faithfully. I have never heard anyone s[...]
Some pix of Chino's D4Y3 Suisen (Judy). Terrible weather, but this was the first time she was out in public and got started up, so it was a case of suck it up and unlimber the camera. The airplane will never fly, due to the corrosion in the wi[...]