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Daniel Klink (Springbank)
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D3A1 VAl Akagi AI-201 Midway 1942

This was my third AIrcraft Kit after restarting the Hobby after a 10 years Break in 2014.
I got the kit as a special offer for about 15€.
And it was a painto build.. Major Fitting issues and not quiet accurate as you would expect for the original Price of ~30€. Especially the engine fitting to the fuselage was a fight.
But see the pictures. I finally brought it to a Result. I will do the AIrfix offering in the nearby future.
Then i will see if the problem was the man or the kit :)

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1:72 Aichi D3A1 Type 99 Val (Cyber Hobby 5107)1:72 D3A Val (Eduard 73448)1+
Aichi Type 99 Val
JP Military Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun (Imperial Japanese Navy 1868–1945)
AI-201 | World War 2»Battle of Midway - IJN Carrier Akagi 1942 | IJN Green, IJN grey
 

Comments

12 | 20. March 2018, 11:25
 
Cuajete
I did not think that this kit gave so many problems. The effort was worth it. Good work. Congratulations!
20. March 2018, 20:02
Daniel Klink
Thank you, the result is quiet ok. But this was the kind of building experience like: bring it to an end ...somehow.. but finish it.
I should have given more attention to some details and the paintwork, especially the wearing and shading but i just wanted to get that thing of my workbench :)
20. March 2018, 23:58
Gareth Windsor
Great looking model. You did a good job. Very nice.
21. March 2018, 10:14
Daniel Klink
Thank you Gareth...much appreciated.... @all of course i meant the Fujimi offering of the Val.
Better than the old Airfix tooling is the Cyber-Hobby Dragon for sure.
21. March 2018, 11:34
Spanjaard
nice job Daniel
11. October 2018, 21:13
Daniel Klink
Thanks you! Much appreciated
16. October 2018, 14:11
Tom M
i like these japanese machines
11. September, 03:59
Cuajete
Daniel, where did you get the display base?
12. September, 17:20
Daniel Klink
Hi Tom thannk you yap they are mostly looking elegant and sporty..
@Cuajte hm, i remember i bought a apsir of them one was US navy deck and this Akagi deck.
But I cant remember the Manufact but i think it was HM(Hobbymaster) They are complete in Plastic, already printed. It is several years ago that i bought them, i really cannot remember.
But i saw them recently at amazon but it seems they are out of Production and
sold out everywhere. !?
12. September, 17:36
Cuajete
Thank you, Daniel. I thought I saw that it was HM, but I needed confirmation. A few years ago I wanted to get some of these display bases, because they are in relief and I think they have a better result than the printed ones, but they seemed a bit expensive. Now they are not easy to find.
12. September, 18:11
Daniel Klink
I paid 15 euros for both as i remember..
They re really not bad and with some weathering they really make a good base.
Better as most of the printed fotopaper things...
13. September, 19:23
Łukasz Gliński
Nice one, the base is cool too
14. September, 08:55
Daniel Klink
Thank you Lukasz
14. September, 09:57
Cuajete
Daniel, I'm agree with you :)
16. September, 18:41
Daniel Klink
@ cuajete got one US carrier base left PM?
22. September, 21:01
Clifford Keesler
Another beautiful model Daniel. Well done.
22. September, 22:41
Daniel Klink
Thank you Clifford, very much appreciated
23. September, 16:48
Dave Flitton
Awesome build. It's disconcerting that such a nice model in the box has massive gaps when you build it.
23. September, 18:12
Cuajete
Daniel, PM? I have not any US carrier base.
23. September, 20:02
Daniel Klink
You got a private message mate :)
23. September, 20:25
David Januska
Nice result Daniel , you've saved it. I have also one so I'm afraid of the build. In my case the problem is always between chair and the kit????.
24. September, 05:20
Slavo Hazucha
Lovely job, always nice to see one in the dark-green Japanese color tone!

Cool handling of the typical wear & tear and general "Pacific look", nice one indeed
24. September, 06:46

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