Hasegawa’s 1:48 scale Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden
This model is the 1/48th scale Hasegawa Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Thunderbolt) Allied code name “Jack” and represents an A/C belonging to the 332 Naval Air Group, based at Naruo Air Base Dec 1945. The model was built OOB with the addition of homemade seat belts, aerial wire added from pantyhose nylon thread and AeroMater decals (#48-287). As for painting; this was one of my first attempts at using Model Master Buffing metallic Aluminum as an under coat to the base colors (AeroMaster IJN green and grey) followed by using making tape to pull away the base colors to simulate the extensive peeling and chipping seen on many Japanese AC during the war. Other weathering was done with lightened base colors and finely ground earth tone chalks. Sorry in advance about the crummy photo quality
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