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1/48 Tamiya G4M-1 Betty

Tamiya kit done completely out of the box. Used Montex masks to paint all the markings and painted the starboard flap in camo to suggest that it was replaced with another from a broken down airframe. Finished in MM enamels and water color paint wash.


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18 responses to 1/48 Tamiya G4M-1 Betty

  1. Nice job. I have this kit & the True Details resin set for the cockpit and gunnery stations. Must try to find the time to begin on it……(sighs) Maybe when i finish some of the 15 kits I have ‘on the go’ on the bench now….

  2. Very realistic worn finish Andrew, cool model!

  3. Nicely weathered Andrew.
    Nice work.
    Well done mate.

  4. Very nice! I like the way you work with bleached colours.

  5. A fine job on the many details employed, Andrew. I must try the Montex mask method one of these days rather than decals.

  6. Nice Betty with a great looking weathering. Its a very nice looking plane.
    Done this kit at the end of the 1990s. Tamiya quality !
    Well done

  7. I like it. It looks great. I like beating up the Jap paint and seeing the result.

  8. Betty’s a beauty. Great work, Andrew.

  9. Thanks everyone. It was actually a pretty nice easy build. I first started that kit back in 99 !!

  10. Well done. Definitely has that Japanese aircraft look.

  11. Great looking Betty Andrew. Excellent finish.

  12. That is really nice Andrew. Great modeling.
    California Steve

  13. Really nice, an inspiration to haul mine out of the stash and give Betty a go.

  14. Love it, great paint job.

  15. Very nice work Andrew – I particularly like the chipping effects you did – very realistic imho. Great one – thanks for posting it.

  16. Terrific finish on this, Andrew.

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