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Bernhard Rauch Inactive Member28 Mar 2018 3:16 a.m. PST

I am looking for at least 3 Japanese D3A Val dive bombers in 1:144 scale. All the kits as well as the FPlanes seem rather elusive. Does anyone have any advice?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian28 Mar 2018 4:20 a.m. PST

Creations Chaubet makes them….


Yellow Admiral28 Mar 2018 8:02 a.m. PST

I hadn't noticed the Creations Chaubet one. That's good to know about.

Not much on eBay: auction

I had this same problem, but I never solved it satisfactorily, so I gave up and switched to 1/200 scale instead. :-) I wish you better luck.

- Ix

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

I can 3D print them in that scale, there is a file I can convert in my CAD library. Let me know if you are interested.

miscmini Fezian28 Mar 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

Am away from the studio for a bit but think I have several kits.

miscmini Fezian28 Mar 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

I have eight ARII kits. Still in the box. I can look through a started-but-not-completed area and see if there's another, partially built one there.

If you need decals beyond what's in the boxes, I could help there too.

I'll send an e-mail to you. Kevin

Yellow Admiral28 Mar 2018 8:13 p.m. PST

There is also a reasonably nice looking 1/100 Val on Shapeways: link

This designer also makes a separate canopy for this model, which you can get in clear materials: link

I have gotten a couple Shapeways designers to rescale models on request, so you might try that. Most designers don't respond to my requests at all, but it can't hurt to ask.

- Ix

PS: But having Kevin build some Arii kits for you is an even easier option. grin

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