Sunday, 1 September 2019

More Dead Design Goodies - 1/48 Scale


In 1/48 scale Dead Design Models released the following combination vacform canopies and masks in June:-

CM48004 Fine Molds Yokosuka D4Y2-S/3 Suisei Night Fighter - The canopy is split into sections - wind shield, pilot's sliding hood, centre section, observer's sliding hood with cut out for 20 mm cannon barrel and two types of rear section for easier removal from the riser. The two types of rear canopy section are included since some of the early production D4Y2-S sported fully glazed rear canopy sections.Includes complete spray mask for the canopy, ventral window, pilots bulkhead, main wheel discs and tail wheel disc. (Shown in the heading photo)

CM48007 Fine Molds Yokosuka D4Y1/4 - The canopy is split into sections - wind shield, pilot's sliding hood, centre section, observer's sliding hood and two types of rear section for easier removal from the riser. The two types of rear canopy section are included since the D4Y1 sported fully glazed rear canopy part while most D4Y4 sported the faired over rear section. Includes complete spray mask for this canopy, ventral window, pilots bulkhead, main wheel discs and tail wheel disc.

VM48044 Canopy Mask for Hasegawa B5N1/2

The following canopy masks were released:

VM48012 Tamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden - includes bullet proof screen and main wheel discs
VM48021 Nichimo Ki-51 Sonia - includes ventral windows and main wheel discs
VM48043 Fine Molds MXY 7/K1 Ohka 
VM48044 Hasegawa B5N1/2 Kate - includes masks for open and closed canopies, side and ventral windows, internal windscreen plus main and tailwheel discs (shown above)
VM48045 Hasegawa B6N1/2 Tenzan - includes side and ventral windows, internal windscreen plus main and tailwheel discs

SM48001 Control Surfaces Masks for Fine Molds Babs Family

'Optical Illusion' masks for the following kits were released:-

SM48001 Fine Molds Ki-15/C5M/Karigane family (shown above)
SM48002 Tamiya Ki-61-1d

RM48004 Resin Control Surfaces for Hasegawa Ki-61 & Ki-100 Kits

In addition a resin set of flying control surfaces for all versions of the Hasegawa Ki-61-1 Hien and Ki-100 kits was released as RM48004 (shown above). This includes replacement ailerons, rudder and elevators plus actuating arms for rudder and elevators. The fabric surfaces are beautifully recreated.

VM48049 Canopy Masks for Wingsy Ki-51 Sonia Kit

In August canopy masks were released for the following kits:-

VM48023 Nichimo Aichi E13A Jake
VM48025 Nichimo B5N2 Kate
VM48031 Nichimo Ki-45 Toryu
VM48048 Wingsy Ki-51 Sonia (shown above)
VM48050 Hasegawa Ki-45 Toryu
VM48051 Nichimo Ki-43-1 Hayabusa
VM48052 Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden
VM48053 Hasegawa J2M5/6 Raiden

VM48049 National Insignia Masks for Wingsy Ki-51 Sonia Kit

Plus national insignia masks for the Wingsy Ki-51 Sonia as set VM48049 (shown above) and Tamiya Ki-61-1d as set VM48054


And last but by no means least the following 'Optical Illusion' masks were released:-

SM48003 Hasegawa Ki-61 & Ki-100 - all versions
SM48004 Wingsy Ki-51 Sonia (shown above)

All these additions to an already prolific range are useful enhancements for modellers and the inclusion of sets for older kits is to be especially appreciated. If embarking on a Japanese aircraft project in either scale Jan's website is well worth checking out. With special thanks to Jan for sharing the details.

Image credit: All © 2019 Jan Hacijek and Dead Design Models


3 comments:

Mark Smith said...

I've received a couple of orders from Jan on several items, and they are superb products, the canopies crystal clear and sharply molded. Service is fast and the postage reasonable...
Mark Smith

Dan Salamone said...

I echo what Mark said above. This past weekend I started work on Jan's 1/48 Ki-15II Babs vacform canopy, and without question, it is the finest vacform canopy I've ever worked with. The clarity, and the crispness of the molding helped greatly with removing the parts from the backing sheet. This is the first time I've worked with vac parts in years, and it was incredibly easy work. Now all that beautiful cockpit detail in the Fine Molds kit will be more visible. Thanks for making such a great, and affordable product, Jan!

Dan

DEAD said...

Thanks guys, always a great pleasure to read satisfied comments.

And there's more where these came from ;-)

Jan