Michael Thurow’s Kugisho D4Y3 Suisei - 1/48 Fine Molds
My contest entry represents the late D4Y3 variant of Yokosuka's scout bomber with a Mitsubishi Kinsei 14-cylinder radial in place of the earlier Daimler-Benz in-line derivative. リ-266 belonged to the Hyakuri Kokutai, an operational training unit. It was involved in at least one combat mission in November 1944 flown by Lt(jg) Kiyoshi Arasu.
The Fine Molds kit turned out to be less satisfactory than I had expected. A number of adjustments were necessary and I used available after-market items to upgrade the model. My build report with details is published HERE in two parts.
Thanks for your expert judgement. It is very welcome.
Michael Thurow - Germany