Monday, 22 February 2021

Detailing the D3A1

Ryan Toews has recently completed and shared a very fine analysis illustrating a number of details of the Aichi D3A1 'Val', Type 99 Carrier Bomber (99 Shiki Kanjoh Bakugeki-ki - 九九式艦上爆撃機) known as 99 Kanbaku (九九艦爆) with an important goal being to compile a list of modifications and/or additions applicable to the 1/48 Hasegawa kit. The 19-page PDF 'Detailing the D3A1' presents full text with photos, schematics and colour data (sample page thumbnail below) and is available from Ryan on request. A direct link for requesting this PDF has now been added to the sidebar below the blog archive. 

With special thanks to Ryan for sharing this excellent and valuable study and very kindly offering it to others via Aviation of Japan. 

Image credit: Profile © 2013 Hasegawa Corp; Sample Page © 2021 Ryan Toews

10 comments:

WK said...

Thank you for sharing, I would definitely be interested in a copy as I have the Hasegawa 1/48 Pearl Harbor triple pack (A6M/B5N/D3A) that I would like to build for the 80th anniversary of the attack.
Woody

Michael Thurow said...

I‘m much interested, too!

Pablo Montero said...

Another one very interested. I have two Hasegawa 1/48 kits. Thank you.

Fabien L said...

Idem for me !

Diego Fernetti said...

Very interesting! This miht help a lot on correcting/kitbashing the 1/72 kits of the D3A1 I have on my stash.

Ronnie Olsthoorn said...

Splendid! Great work!

Pablo Montero said...

I just saw the PDF and what I can say is amazing work!!! Ryan has done a magnificent job of compilation, there is a lot of information that I didn't know about the plane. This PDF is a 'must' for any Aichi Val fan.

Mark Smith said...

I have to echo Pablo's comment. Essential stuff for the Hasegawa kit or any Val project. Great work, Ryan. Thanks for making it available here, Nick.

Alex Rodionov said...

Realy it's a great job!

WD said...

I don't model 1/48th scale, but I'm sure this will be of interest to anyone interested in modeling this aircraft.

Warren