Monday 27 June 2016

Anigrand Craftswork Nakajima B4N1 Prototype in 1/72 Scale

Back in July last year and courtesy of Ken Glass we featured Dr Frank Mitchell's superb 1/32nd scale scratchbuilt model of the Nakajima B4N1 9-shi carrier attack bomber prototype, here. Now Anigrand Craftswork, a Hong Kong based manufacturer of exquisite resin kits featuring rare and exotic types in various scales, are set to release a 1/72nd scale kit (above) of this unusually configured aircraft. Price at this stage is unknown but the bold or well-heeled can pre-order it from Hannants with a 10% discount. 

The kit appears to be all resin with some cockpit detail and a simple decal sheet for the Hinomaru. It would make a most interesting comparison companion to the forthcoming Airfix Nakajima B5N1.

There was also a 1/144th scale kit of the type released in September 2015 by A&W Models in Japan priced at approximately £30 ($40) but details and current availability are uncertain.  

Image credits: © 2016 Anigrand Craftswork via H G Hannant Ltd (GB); © 2015 A&W Models


Bill Gilman said...

Now this is good news! I don't know that I'd call Anigrand kits exquisite, not like CMR for instance, but they do cater to the modeller who likes the more unusual subjects. I can vouch for their excellent customer service, as my orders make their way from Hong Kong to the USA in about 10 days or so.

The Nakajima B4N1 has such a unique wing design that it will surely be an outstanding addition to a collection of Japanese aircraft. The kit looks quite simple, and apart from the usual caveats about biplanes, should make for an easy build. Cheers!

Ken Glass said...

Thanks for posting, Nick.
Ken Glass