1/48 Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 (Val)

Gallery Article by Tony Feredo on June 19 2009


Aichi D3A1 Val
Flown by Lt. Rejiro Otuka and NAP 2/C Kenji Hori
IJN Carrier Zuikaku, December 7, 1941

Here is the latest addition to my Pacific WWII aircraft collection.  Except for a gap in the undersides during the assembly of wings to the fuselage, I encountered no other problems when I built this kit.

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I used my home brew mix of IJN light grey green with a tint of "ameiro" using Mr. Color lacquer paints.  Decals were from Eagle Strike.

Cheers and Happy Modeling!

Tony Feredo

Photos and text by Tony Feredo