D3A1 "Aichi" Val IJN Zuikaku
by Chuck Zellmer
Here is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale D3A1 "Aichi" Val.
Additional items used to finish this kit include Aeromaster decals, Cutting Edge Base, and the Eduard Cockpit Set.
I painted my Val in a "controversial" grey color scheme based from J-aircraft.com using Model Master Enamels.
This model took about 100hrs to complete over a 3 month period. It won first place in the 1/48 single-prop Axis category in 2000 IPMS Seattle show.
This model now resides at the USS Arizona Memorial Museum at Pearl Harbor.
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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Val is available online at Squadron.com
Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2001 by Chuck