Hasegawa’s Kawanishi N1K2 Shiden-Kai in 1/48.
Before we get to George…A big thank you to iModeller for my Random Draw prize kit. I chose an Eduard Spitfire (you can never have too many Spitfires!) which arrived the other day.
Today’s offering has a very long-winded name, so you may call it ‘George’. I built this model a few short years ago & noticed at the time that although Hasegawa’s kits invariably have excellent moulding detail, their kits of Japanese types are just that little bit better, which is quite understandable. This one was an absolute pleasure to build & I took extra trouble with the weathering by painting a silver undercoat & then making real chips in prototypical fashion with the edge of a modelling blade. I was quite pleased with the result & resolved to try it again when I get around to their Zero. I hope you like it.
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