Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Dead Design Delivers The Goodies ~ 1/72 scale


Dead Design Models are no less prolific in the 'divine' scale, with canopy masks released for new and old 1/72 Japanese aircraft kits as follows:-

  • VM72060  Canopy masks (shown above) for the Fujimi Aichi E16A Zuiun 'Paul' kit, including masks for both cockpit transparencies and for the beaching dolly wheel hubs. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €6.15 (approximately £5.66 Sterling or US$6.65).
  • VM72061 Canopy masks (shown above) for the Fujimi Aichi E11A 'Laura' kit, including masks for the cockpit transparency, bow machine gun and fuselage transparencies. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €6.15 (approximately £5.66 Sterling or US$6.65).
  • VM72076 Canopy masks (shown above) for all LS/Arii Mitsubishi Ki-15 I/II 'Babs' kits, including main cockpit transparency, fuselage side and ventral transparencies, landing light transparency and main wheel hub. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €6.15 (approximately £5.66 Sterling or US$6.65).
  • VM72077 Canopy masks (shown above) for all LS/Arii Mitsubishi Ki-15 'Kamikaze' kits, including main cockpit transparency, fuselage side and ventral transparencies, landing light transparency and main wheel hub. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €6.15 (approximately £5.66 Sterling or US$6.65).
  • VM72078 Canopy masks for the Clear Prop! Models Mitsubishi A5M2b Late 'Claude' kit, including masks for main wheel hubs.This set retails direct from Dead Design at €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13)
  • VM72079 Canopy masks (shown above) for the Clear Prop! Models Mitsubishi Ki-51 'Sonia' kit, including masks for both types of canopy, fuselage side and ventral transparencies, landing light transparencies, navigation lights and main wheel hubs. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €6.15 (approximately £5.73 Sterling or US$6.61)
  • VM72082 Canopy masks for the Academy/Minicraft Mitsubishi A6M5c Zero kit, including main wheel hubs. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13)

In addition several sets of national insignia and markings masks have been released as follows:-
  • VM72083 for Clear Prop! Models Mitsubishi Ki-51 'Sonia' kit, includes tail markings for Hokota Army Flying School. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13)
  • VM72084 for the the Hasegawa Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu 'Rex' kits, includes tail codes for two Sasebo ku aircraft. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13)
  • VM72085  for the Fujimi D4Y Suisei 'Judy' kits, for thin white bordered hinomaru, including elevator drift markings. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13)
  • VM72086 for the Fujimi D4Y Suisei 'Judy' kits, with plain hinomaru, including elevator drift markings. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13)
  • VM72087 for the Fujimi Aichi E16A Zuiun 'Paul' kits. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13)  
  • VM72088 for the Fujimi Aichi E11A 'Laura' kits (shown above), including three different tail codes. This set retails direct from Dead Design at €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13)  

Optical illusion masks for control surfaces have been released for the following kits. Prices vary from €3.84 (approximately £3.58 Sterling or US$4.13) to €4.99 (approximately £4.64 Sterling or US$5.36) :-
  • SM72008 Clear Prop! Models Mitsubishi A5M 'Claude' 
  • SM72009 Clear Prop! Models Mitsubishi Ki-51 'Sonia'
  • SM72010 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Ki-51 'Sonia'
  • SM72011 Fine Molds Mitsubishi A6M2b Model 21 Zero
  • SM72012 Fine Molds Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 32 Zero
  • SM72013 Fine Molds Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 Zero
  • SM72014 Fine Molds Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zero
  • SM72015 Fujimi Tachikawa Ki-36/55 'Ida' (shown above)
  • SM72016 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M2b Model 21 Zero
  • SM72017 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 32 Zero
  • SM72018 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 Zero
  • SM72019 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zero
  • SM72020 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu 'Nick'
  • SM72024 Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M2a/b Model 11/21 Zero
  • SM72025 Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 32 Zero
  • SM72026 Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 Zero
  • SM72027 Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5a/b/c Model 52 Zero
With thanks to Jan of Dead Design Models for this information. The fact that Dead Design Models include sets for the older kits is much appreciated. The Fujimi Aichi E11A 'Laura' kit (box art shown as heading image) is due for re-release next month.

Image credit: Heading box art of Aichi E11A 'Laura' © 2020 Fujimi Mokei Co., Ltd via Hobby Search; All others © 2020 Dead Design Models

4 comments:

Diego Fernetti said...

Great! Nice to see more stuff about the handsome Aichi E11A. I have this kit on the stash ince years ago, and this quarantine gives me the time to ponder finally building it. The interior is quite sparse though, woud it be anywhere any info on the innards of the Aichi Laura?
Tahnks in advance!

Straggler 脱走兵 said...

Hi Diego

I'm not aware of anything specific for the E11A but Model Art 565 'Imperial Japanese Navy Seaplanes' has schematics for the interior of the E10A1 which might serve as clues for dressing it up a bit. I don't know how accurate the Fujimi interior is with its three compartments and solid bulkheads separating pilot, observer and bow gunner. I would have expected something similar to the Walrus.

Regards
Nick

WD said...

Nick,
Thanks so much for posting these, must pick some up.

Warren

Diego Fernetti said...

Thanks Nick! Yes, I also suspected that the Walrus might be something much like it. Those sliding hatches on the Laura fuselage are something that I would have loved to display open if I had more knowledge on the interior details!!!