Hasegawa 1:32 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden “Jack”
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; http://plakkers-inc.nl/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1538
I hope you like it…..
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