January 25, 2017 in Aviation
Tamiya, 1/48. Beautiful model,interesting plane. Started its life as a heavy fighter, converted into an recce plane then finally evolved into a nightfighter. This represents the early, humpbacked version with 4 cannons(2 fining obliquely up,and 2 down). Crewed by two.
Started it 10 years ago, wasnt happy with the finish, stripped the paint and shelved it. Was on my to-do list for years. finally got my groove to finish it.
I added Eduard PE to the interior with some scratchbuilding. Mixed a clear aotake color and shot it over an aluminum base. The fuselage was basecoated in black then spottedly painted with a lightened green, followed by an blending coat of a Tamiya acrylic paint mixed with lacquer thinner. Washed, then finished with a semi-matte coat. Hienomarus are done with masks, markings are Tamiyas thick decals. Not my best work all in all, but im really happy with the finished product. Sits just fine in the case.
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