View Full Version : Claude; This oughta help.

11-10-2004, 11:40 AM
I will never be a modeller. But this should help.


Here's dreaming.

11-10-2004, 12:09 PM
Not as much as a decent three-view plan drawing with detail of spars/rivets and fuselage cross-sections.

11-10-2004, 12:30 PM
Awesome find, nonetheless!


11-10-2004, 02:20 PM
To whomever decides to model the A5M...

have fun with that fuselage and wingroots...it's a real beeyatch!


Also, if you want good source material, just go on ebay and get you a Maru Mechanic for Claude. It's all you need.

11-10-2004, 03:36 PM
Maru Mechanic is great. I have it for the Raiden.

Koku Fan (Magazine) is also great.

I have a great number of those in PDF format as well. I shall have to get a photobucket account or something to share.

11-10-2004, 05:19 PM
That looks like the A5M tested in Russia described in detail here...


11-10-2004, 07:16 PM
The Claude is one of my all time favourites and I have never seen these shots before.

Thankyou! This is better than Christmas!!!!!!

11-11-2004, 09:16 PM
I'm about to start building the Tamiya 1/32 A6M5 Zero kit - I've got all three Eduard Photo-etch detail sets (absolutely jaw dropping beautiful stuff), the three Czech Masters resin detail sets (the rear case for the engine is especially worthwhile out of those sets) and I've got the Moskit metal (yes, metal!!) exhaust set for it on order.

11-12-2004, 01:22 AM
Hey killer2359, where would I go to find these detail kits? I am an avid model builder, well in the amatuer sense, and I am planning on buying an airbrush and becoming proficient at it. I also plan on taking my modelling to a new level, where oh where can I find thes excellent detail kits? Please help? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

11-12-2004, 02:53 AM

nice find is there more
maybe on the Ki-27?

11-12-2004, 05:06 AM
Reliable A5M4 drawings available here:


11-13-2004, 08:46 PM
Sturmvogel66 - There are a number of companies I know of that make detail kits/sets and probably some I haven't heard of - but just the ones I know about should keep you more than entertained :-)

The types of detail addons (generally called "accessories") are replacement and addon plastic parts - usually called "resin" parts or sets, and photoetched metal parts. The best scale to be doing all this sort of stuff IMO is 1/32 but there's heaps of stuff out for 1/48 or even 1/72.

The companies I know about and have got (or ordered) stuff from are:
Eduard (photoetch)
Czech Masters Kits (resin sets)
Moskit (metal exhausts and bits)

Google search should find the websites for those - but probably the best place to find info and probably purchase all this gear from is Great Models (greatmodels.com) - they have stock listings and info by manufacturer, category etc.

11-13-2004, 11:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Reliable A5M4 drawings available here:

http://win.www.airwar.ru/other/draw/a5m.html <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

VERY good find!