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)