Sunday, December 05, 2010

1/144 Piper Cub J-3 / L-4 by Dameya

I have acquired through trade a specimen of a 1/144 Piper Cub by Dameya.

It is a nice garage kit of an unusual subject that is unlikely to be produced in the foreseeable future by one of the big kit makers.

The kits comes in a mixed media combination of resin and photo-etched brass parts.
There is a little flash on some of the smaller parts, but this is not to be completely unexpected for a garage kit that is been in production for a while.
The brass parts will be essential to obtaining the fine detail of the struts for this aircraft.
The canopies are clear resin and there is one for each of the J-3 or L-4 configurations.
Decals are provided for early and late war period, and of course a civil option.

It s a great little model that should look great in the Piper Cub L-4 Military configuration alongside the Foxone Auster as Allied military liaison aircraft.

This kit can also be configured for the Civil Piper Cub J-3 Option.

Although the J-3 was configured as the civil option and had the enclosed style canopy, references indicate that some L-4's were simply redesignated and kept the additional roof glazing.

Please see here for images of the the completed model

Price: 2,700 Yen
Available: Now (via Dameya Shop, Japan Only)

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