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Review
Cyber-Hobby: D3A1
JPTRR
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 01:15 PM UTC



RUSS AMOTT brings us this assessment of his built 1/72 AICHI D3A1 dive bomber from PLATZ.

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Thanks!
russamotto
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
Thank you for getting this going and posted, Fred. It was a nice project and made me wish that some of these less popular aircraft would get some love and new tool attention.
JPTRR
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
Hi Russ; you did a great job with this model. I don't think D3A's performance in the Indian Ocean was ever equaled. Your detailed review is incomparable, too. I can not think of any open questions I have about this kit.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 08:46 AM UTC
I just learned from Mr. Millman that Platz has corrected the canopy - the original Dragon canopy was more like the D3A2 greenhouse.
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC
Imperial Japanese Aviation Authority - is this a website ?
russamotto
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC
Nicholas Millman is the authority. He has done extensive research into Japanese aircraft and colors.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
ah ok - thanks . but where can i see these Japanese colour mixes using Tamiya paint plz ?
russamotto
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 09:12 AM UTC
Fred Boucher forwarded his information to me. You can find some of his material through Osprey Publishing. https://ospreypublishing.com/nicholas-millman