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Hasegawa 1:32 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden “Jack”

March 11, 2013 in Aviation

This is my Raiden which I ‘ve build in the summer of last year.
Although it was a easy kit to build, I had some issues with the kit. Some internal parts in the fuselage and the wing spar made the join of fuse and wings very difficult.
I wrecked the decals on the tail when I used Sol, removed the decals, resprayed the tail and instead I wanted to make the version with the lightningbolts , which I didn’t like.
After applying the lightning bolts on the plane I was not content, I removed them, sanded and resprayed the whole “shizzle”. I later stuck some 1:48 scale J1N1 Gekko tailcodes on the plane. ( yeah, I know not historical correct…..)
I must say Hasegawa did a good job on the kit, the pilot is very well detailed, I painted it but afterwards did not used it.
Everything is painted with Tamiya acrylics. Used colours are IJN green ( top), IJN grey ( bottom) , lemon yellow with a drop of red for the tailband and IFF, flat black mixed with light blue for the anti-glare. Exhaust stains are sprayed with flat black , dark brown and sand colour. Build on a Dutch forum;
I hope you like it…..

Best regards;
Ulrich Schütt

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4 responses to Hasegawa 1:32 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden “Jack”

  1. Other than the remarkable job you did on the build (a 10), why did you go to the trouble [at least it would be for ME], to paint the pilot if you didn’t intend to use it? Secondly, if I send you MY pilot figures, will ya paint ’em for me? lol

  2. Superb! Fantastic weathering and the pilot/figure painting is great too. I have to agree with Craig’s comment as i dunno why you didn’t put him in the model with the canopy slid back.

  3. Beautiful job on this model. I love the weathering and the exhaust staining is spot on. Terrific job Ulrich.

  4. Beautiful work Ulrich! And, yes, the pilot looks superb, so life-like(details on your technique with him?)! Hey, I’ve got a bunch of 1/48 figures you could work on for me too, lol.

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