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James Kelley
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Hasegawa 1/32 J2M3 Raiden

February 14, 2014 · in Aviation · · 12 · 2.1K

I built this kit a little over two years ago. Most likely the most sublime model kit I've built to date. The only additions were a PE seat harness from and some colored wires added to the radio. The antennae wire is stretched sprue, with a fine solder tension device. Tamiya acrylics were used exclusively.

The model now resides in a private collection. I'd really like to find the time to do this kit again.

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  1. That turned out quite well...quite well indeed. I especially like the "stretched sprue" antenna wire(s) - they sure look like E-Z line or something similar to me...didn't realize one could get 'em that thin. Nice work!

  2. This quality of work is what inspires me to keep going,thanks for showing,what scale is it by the way?

  3. Superb build and paint job James.. As Neil said it the type of workmanship that can inspire people .
    Very well done James.

  4. Nice clean build. I always enjoy builders that show their "in progress" photos revealing their techniques, every builder on this site is a teacher. Thanks for the sharing your build, great job.

  5. James,
    Very, very, nice. Your workmanship is exceptional. Excellent detail in the cockpit.

  6. James, fantastic job on what looks like a beautiful kit. One of my favorite aircraft. That cockpit is really something. Thanks for posting.

  7. Beautiful James. As others have said, I especially like the job you did on the cockpit detail. I suspect that those are NOT decals on the instrument dials? Fantastic job on the detail.

  8. lovely work especially the pit

  9. Very nice James, the cockpit has definitely caught everyone's eye!

  10. Thanks, everyone. 🙂

    Those are actually the kit decals in the cockpit.

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