Paper Model of Yokosuka D4Y Suisei 'Judy'

The Yokosuka D4Y Suisei ("comet") was a dive bomber of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Its Allied codename was "Judy". The D4Y was one of the fastest dive- bombers in the entire war. The speed and the range of the D4Y was nevertheless valuable, and the type was used with success as reconnaissance aircraft as well as in kamikaze missions. The aircraft was a single engined all- metal low winged monoplane, with a wide-track retractable undercarriage and wing mounted dive brakes. It had a crew of two: a pilot and a navigator/radio- operator/gunner, seated under a long glazed canopy which provided good all- round visibility. The pilot of bomber versions was provided with a telescopic bomb-sight. The aircraft was powered by an Aichi Atsuta liquid-cooled inverted V- 12 in-line engine, a licenced copy of the German DB 601, a rated at 1,200 hp. The radiator was behind and below the three- bladed propeller, as in the P-40. In order to conform with the Japanese Navy's doctrine of ensuring that its aircraft could outrange potential enemies, weight had to be minimized with the result that the D4Y was not fitted with self-sealing fuel tanks and armor. In consequence, the D4Y was extremely vulnerable and tended to catch fire when hit. This made the D4Y extremely vulnerable to any enemy aircraft that could catch it. It took me approx. 4 months to complete this. This paper model is one of my favourites as its very detailed and it has a very rich history associated with it. This time, I have made 3D wheels as was suggested by one of my fans. Please give your precious comments. Call me or email me if you want to buy / order any of my completely built models (Please be noted that the plans are not sold here).

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Anonymous Guest 30 Aug 2016

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Tim Linville 16 Mar 2014

Incredible Work!WW2 Planes are My Favorite Era.Nicely Reproduced!

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Anonymous Guest 08 Jan 2014

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John Cappello 16 May 2012

Wonderful Dedication to the Art. The Highest Possible Praise for this Elite Air fleet and destined for Success with such Skilled craftsmanship

Anonymous Guest 27 Apr 2012

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Anonymous Guest 22 Jun 2010

quote the price for this model tooo

Artist Reply: Hi. Please send me your email Id. I will send the quotation to you personally.

monique cooper 20 Jan 2010

Wicked!!.. paper!!??... amazing!!!

Artist Reply: Thanks for your comments Monique. Your work is amazing too :-) and BTW Monique is a very nice name. Sounds like Mini Cooper (The luxury car in Malaysia from VW)

KC CHANG 30 Dec 2009

REMARKABLE WORK!!

Artist Reply: Thanks KCC ^_^

Sigridur Bachmann 29 Dec 2009

Beautiful and very well done work !

Artist Reply: Thanks for the comments Sigridur. Keep visiting for more stuff :-)

Marika Antal 29 Dec 2009

now this is impressive work!!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the comments Marika. Keep visiting for more :-)

Elton Houck 21 Oct 2009

A MOST DELIGHTFULLY REAL AND BEAUTIFUL WORK..YOU ARE SO GIFTED!

Artist Reply: Thanks Elton. Keep visiting for more ^_^

Anonymous Guest 07 Oct 2009

Wonderful....flawless !!!

Artist Reply: Thanks for visiting ^_^

Barry Huyett 04 Apr 2009

great job.....wonderful aRT!

Artist Reply: Thank you so very much for commenting on my Artwork ^_^

Anonymous Guest 08 Mar 2009

Hey......your work only grows better........it is great! maine pehel bhi bola tha tujhe....ki koi art gallery hire karke apne models display kar.....you will have good audience in bangalore!

Artist Reply: Thank your so much for your comments....Well I am waiting for the right time to come and for some great ooporunity to knock my door^_^

Anonymous Guest 05 Mar 2009

Heard about you from my friends(Richa,Ruchir, Abhijit .......etc.).But seeing your work for the first time...Its just incredible.Your passion is depicted in each and every creation of yours.Long way to go brother.Keep it up.. Abhishek Vaid

Artist Reply: Thanks for your comments buddy ^_^ Keep visiting for more :-)

Anonymous Guest 23 Feb 2009

Sandeep Kulkarni: Atam, the bomber looks amazing... Keep up the Wondeful work :) But let me tell you M41- Pulse Rifle still Rulzzzzzz!!!

Artist Reply: Thank you for your precious comments buddy :-) Ya the pulse rifel is unique in its own way.... I love all my models equally :-)

Anonymous Guest 23 Feb 2009

RameshP: this is awsome. I enjoyed wathching the models. Too good to believe that they are made up of paper.

Artist Reply: Hi Ramesh, its a pleasure receiving your precious comments on this one... This model is very special for me, its very close to my heart cuz I have made this model Dil Se:)

RQ Trietsch 23 Feb 2009

I love the history lesson with the work. Fantastic job on both.

Artist Reply: Thanks you Trietsch :-)

Anonymous Guest 23 Feb 2009

keep it up , its amazing :)

Artist Reply: Thank you so much :D

Anonymous Guest 23 Feb 2009

Keep it up kake..:)mast bana hai yeh.. Rahul Mahajan

Artist Reply: dekheyaaaaa.........

Anonymous Guest 23 Feb 2009

awesome as usual .Gauravh bhatnagar

Artist Reply: heyyy Gauravh jiiii.... Pleasure to see your reply on this :-)

Anonymous Guest 23 Feb 2009

Are these image picked up from Pravsworld..?

Artist Reply: Whats Pravsworld? This collage is been made at Picnik.com

Anonymous Guest 23 Feb 2009

Awesome work....no words to express......Do keep me updated wit such beautiful and amazing creations.

Artist Reply: Thanks for your kind words, may I know who is this?

Anonymous Guest 23 Feb 2009

Anshul Jain Again a work done with tremendous dedication n passion.........ur goin to make it big smday......:):) Do keep me updated wid ur such amazing creations...

Artist Reply: Thanks alot Anshul :-) I will surely keep you in the loop for my next creations.

Warren Ballard 22 Feb 2009

Beautiful job, looks very real!

craynewhope 21 Feb 2009

You are very skilled with paper. I am sure photos of your work could be used as props in movies and fool everyone.

Artist Reply: Thanks alot Crayne :-) Keep visiting for more stuff ...