1/48 Fujimi D3A1 Val
This is the very old 1/48 Fujimi D3A1 "Val". Despite its age, the model has very fine surface details, is covered in tiny almost invisible rivets, and is quite easy to build. I built this model quite a few years ago using it as a test bed for painting markings and using colored pencils for weathering techniques. I replaced the pitot tube as it looked more like a broom handle and made the wing bomb racks from various pieces of scrap plastic. All of the markings except for the tail code were painted using masking tape strips and circle stencils. Finally, the antenna wire was made from a piece of stretched black sprue.
- Michael Furry, USA -