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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
D3A1 Val

by Yufei Mao

D3A1 Val


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale D3A1 Val is available online from Squadron.com




Here is my1/48 D3A1 Val from Hasegawa. The kit is very well-detailed and I built it almost straight from the box.

The seat belts are from Fine Molds and gun sight is from Eduard.


This Val belonged to Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier "Shokaku" flying squadron in Coral Sea battle in May 1942.And the pilot was Captain Masao Yamaguchi.

The flight deck of "Shokaku" is from Eduard. It was finished on June 4,2005.(the Battle of Midway's 63rd anniversary)

The two figures are from Hasegawa and Fine Molds.



The details, of course, cannot be compared with those resin ones like Jaguar or SOL. But the price is also very reasonable!


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Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921-1945
(New Vanguard 109)
Author: Mark Stille
Illustrator: Tony Bryan
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: 8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: May 10, 2005
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841768537
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Yufei Mao
Page Created 22 November, 2005
Last Updated 24 November, 2005

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