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Aichi D3A1 Val Pt.1

Art Scale Kit, 1/48 scale

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Art Scale Kit Item No. D32047 - Aichi D3A1 Val Pt.1

GBP £16.20 UK Price (£13.50 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

18.30  € plus shipping available online from Art Scale Kit website

and from ASK's web store and retailers online and worldwide

Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals and instructions.

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting subjects; high quality decal printing; colour instructions; option for removing clear top coat..
Disadvantages: None noted.
Recommendation:

Recommended.

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Art Scale Kit has released several decal sets for last year's Infinity Models Aichi D3A1 Val.

Tonight we examine Part 1. This decal sheet focuses on the Pearl Harbor raid on 7 December 1941.

 

 

These 1/32 scale decals have been designed to fit the Infinity Models kit.

 

 

Instructions with reference and four-view illustrations are included.

Decal printing quality looks very good. The decals are glossy in finish. Apparently the clear top layer of the decals may be removed after application with lighter fluid, much in the same way as recent Eduard decals.

 

 

The three subjects are:

  • Aichi D3A1 Val, model 11, BI-231, crewed by Lt. Takashige Egusa and Lt. Tatsu Ishi. Lt. Cmdr Takashige Egusa led the second attack wave of D3A1s. Interestingly, he had two different D3A aircraft that were garishly painted. Both had unique schemes (Ja-Ja Uma). Pearl Harbor raid, December 1941, aircraft carrier Soryu.

  • Aichi D3A1 Val, model 11, Bl-231, crewed by Lt. Takashige Egusa and Lt. Tatsu Ishi. Lt.Cmdr Takashige Egusa led the second attack wave of D3A1s. Interestingly, he had two different D3A aircraft that were garishly painted. Both had unique schemes (Ja-Ja Uma). Pearl Harbor raid,December, 1941, aircraft carrier Soryu.

  • Aichi D3A1 Val, Model 11, Bl-238, crewed by Lt.Kakuishi Takahashi and PO Saizo Koizumi. Lt. Kakuishi Takahashi led first attack wave's D3A,his plane had a special coloring. Pearl Harbor 7. December 1941, aircraft carrier Shokaku.

 

 

If desired, the decal cover varnish can be removed - wash off Zippo lighter fluid.

 

 

These are nice looking decals that will offer an individualised finish for your 1/32 scale Val.

Thanks to Art Scale Kit for the samples


Text and Images Copyright 2024 by Brett Green
Page Created 26 January, 2024
Last updated 26 January, 2024

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