Zoukei-Mura J7W1 Shinden 1/32
Here is ZM’s Shinden.
It’s a complex kit. Much of it builds without issues, while other areas require more focus. It builds like a cross between a Tamiya and Trumpeter kit. The complex shapes of the rear fuselage panels in particular are challenging, although they will come right with perserverance.
I’ve added wiring detail to the engine, gun bay, and rear cockpit. The decals are thin, but didn’t respond well to decal solutions (I tried three separate products), but eventully settled ok. The narrow edges on the back of the vertical stabilisers I hand painted with its red strip, for example, as there was no chance the decals would adhere.
The engine is a work of art. I think with wiring there must be nearly 100 pieces, and it can definately be considered a model in its own right.
A beautiful design, an interesting and challenging build.
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