On the IJN theme and further to my blogging about Glen kits here and here, Andy Zoledowski from Canada has very kindly sent me images of his build of a 1/72nd resin "garage" kit and its instruction sheet which he bought on a trip to Japan. It was made by a company called Miyazawa and consisted of resin main parts with white metal struts and decals.
Very interesting and completely new to me. I wonder if they made any other kits? Thanks to Andrew for sharing these images.
The Fujimi family of D4Y kits is still available intermittently from HLJ at what are now very low prices so again the choice of subject is a little puzzling but I'm hoping the interiors of the new kits will be better detailed and the selection of markings options is certainly good.
Rather unbelievably the old LS 1/75th scale D4Y2 kit is also still available from Arii if you fancy a bit of retro modelling to warm up while you wait for these!
Image credits:- Miyazawa Glen model and kit details courtesy of Andrew Zoledowski; AZ Models box art images © 2012 AZ Models.
Nice build, Andy. Thanks for the notice on the new AZ Models D4Y kits, Nick.
You can find pictures of the upcoming kits' sprues, decals and boxes at the following link:
The level of detail is much better compared to the older Fujimi offerings.
Thanks very much Iskender - I have updated the AZ Models link in the original blog post.
The four new Judy kits (D4Y1, D4Y2, D4Y2-S, D4Y3) became available at one very famous UK online hobby shop today, priced at GBP 16.99 (EU price) or 14.16 (Export price). Sooner than at AZ Models own site.
Great AZ model overview! I have recently browsed portals such as ebay, but unfortunately the German DB 601 engine version cannot be obtained. And with this engine the model has the character of a real D4Y Judy :-)
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