Intermission – Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 Val

I have learned a lot from Dave…

So what better way to learn more about the Val…

Plane Dave

The main Japanese Dive Bomber at the start of World War II, the Aichi D3A was a key part of the terrifyingly effective Japanese carrier force.


After the jump, a look at this very important aircraft.

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Fujimi Aichi Type 99 – Underside completed

I have completed the underside this morning. The instructions were somewhat a little vague especially with the bomb release gear.

The exhausts are molded in two parts with no location pins which would have made it easier to glue them.

Overall the fit has been very good with this 1970’s model kit.

Next time, on My Forgotten Hobby II, painting canopies…