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Whoa, Nellie!

March 25, 2017 in Aviation

Here’s my 1/72 Hasegawa G3m Nell. A straightforward build although masking the clear parts was tedious even with a pre-cut mask set. I tried post-shading panel lines with powders on this one. Probably won’t do that again. I think I can get a better effect using less effort with my airbrush.

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19 responses to Whoa, Nellie!

  1. Don’t see a lot of these modeled and this one looks very nice, I must say.

  2. I agree with Craig. Excellent work indeed. It would be nice to see one of these released by a main stream company in 1/48 scale……….

  3. Nice paintwork, Scott! That’s a plane I’d love to see in 1/48.

  4. Good looking Nell, another vote for a 1/48th, though Koster vacuforms has one in 48th.

  5. I’ll cast my vote for a 48th scale Nell, nice build, have the LS one built about 5 years ago. You can see the difference, Hase’s clear bits are much more thinner and crisp in detail. Well done nice to see another Nell in this scale.

    • I remember making the old LS kit when I was a kid back in the 70’s. I have one in the stash now. It was a good kit in its day but, as you say, far behind the Hasegawa offering.

  6. I imagine a 1/48 Nell would be a sizeable model as this one looks quite impressive. Some neat work on display here, especially those canopies, and the post shading looks suitably subtle.

  7. My niggle, Scott,
    Your holding out on us. Some great work that is deserving of more photo’s. Pre-cut masks are a life saver and really help sharpen up the detail. The windows or canopy are the eyes and soul of a/c and if there blurry or messy it is a big detractor. Your build is spot on the sharp crisp detail dept. I also, think that some extra work around the tires and landing gear is a must to represent a little heft or weight better and you’ve done that too. Two thumbs up on the Nell.

  8. Scott, Wow !, this looks nice, very well done. great work on the canopy frames and the camo.

  9. Nice. Well worth the tedium.

  10. Another great job Scott! Great job on an under appreciated subject.

  11. I’d love to see a Nell in 1/48 too. I have the 1/48 Tamiya Betty. It’s pretty big. The Nell would be close in size, but I’d still get one!

    Thanks for all the positive feedback!

  12. Great looking Nell! The panel line post-shading looks great. Since it’s my only option (don’t own an airbrush) I have to use that technique on just about every build! And I’m always excited to see 1/72 builds…

  13. Thats a beauty, Scott !
    Well done.

  14. Be nice ti have a Frances in 48th, too. Bomber and nightfighter. Reportedly the 48th Lily with the wrongish nose has had a corrected kit issued.

  15. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice piece Scott, your camouflage work on this one looks good as well as the subtle weathering.

  16. Looks good Scott, well done.

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