Aichi D3A-1 Val 1/100 scale

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  1. Gomidefilho

    Gomidefilho Member

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    Hello people!

    After a long hiatus because a family, professional and others problems i'm back post in Zealot with this build.

    Is a Japanese WWII Dive Bomber Aichi D3A-1 "Val"

    I'm a retired plastic modeler, many months ago I change with a polish plastic modeler, many old paper models magazines with a surplus of decals and three old Revell (manufactured in Brazil by Kikoler) 1/32 aircraft kits.

    One of this magazine is a Modelcard D3A Val in 1/33 scale. For age (printed in late 80's or early of 90's) is good, no registry errors and a cleam cmyk print, but for scale is a lack of details (poor interior, and engine is a face only). I scan the magazine and reduced to 1/100, retouching in GIMP, removing and clean some fails and revive the colors.

    Surprising is a perfect fit (is my first magazine model), the most dificult assembly is made wings , but the rest is a very reasonable kit.

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    Cheers
  2. ekuth

    ekuth Guest

    Welcome back!

    Nice looking bird. :thumb:
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  3. dudutbrito

    dudutbrito New Member

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    Worked well this miniature. Congratulations
  4. Gomidefilho

    Gomidefilho Member

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    Thank's my friends... :thumb:
  5. pepelu

    pepelu New Member

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    Very clean and clear model.
    This pretty plane has an incredible finish.