Fujimi Aichi Type 99 – Painting canopies… and much more

I have used the same technique for painting the Fujimi Aichi Type 99 canopies.

It was easier this time since the canopy frames were thicker making it much easier to scrape the excess paint.

The results was quite good and a little touch up will be done later.

The front canopy was glued with liquid cement and not with clear acrylic paint. The fit was very good.

I will let everything dry before adding the rear canopy. After the antenna and the pitot tube will be added as well as the propeller.


More progress has been done after I took those pictures. In fact the only thing left for me to do is adding decals…

4 thoughts on “Fujimi Aichi Type 99 – Painting canopies… and much more

  1. GP Cox September 30, 2019 / 2:03 pm

    You’re moving right along!!


  2. marcopreto October 1, 2019 / 5:08 am

    Coming along nicely! Have you tried to mask the canopies and airbrush them? I usually get much cleaner results that way.
    A number of years ago, I made a tutorial for SAM magazine, on masking and painting clear parts. IMHO, a very important step is to, after painting the canopy, pre-cut the paint layer with a sharp blade and little pressure before removing the masks; this always results in clean sharp lines. I hope it helps.



    • Pierre Lagacé October 1, 2019 / 9:42 am

      Thanks for the tip. I am sure this works much better than hand painting which is only for now a procedure to go faster. I am sure I will try your procedure in the future since what I like most is to experiment along the way.

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