1/72 LS Mitsubishi Type 96 G3M Attack Bomber “Nell”
G3M1 of Ominato Kokutai based at Ominato in autumn 1937 (according to “Flying Colors”.
I was “trapped” into doing this scheme by the limited clear parts contained in the kit. The more colorful schemes were for other versions. Apparently LS produced 6-8 variants of the “Nell”. I chose this version because of the “flat” turrets, which are seldom seen.
For a kit this old, the fit was decent, as was the exterior detail. I enjoyed it’s unusual shape, (Dornier-like?), and as you can tell, didn’t put a lot of effort into it. Unfortunately the decals, being as old as the kit, were almost useless. I pieced together what I could, put them on, and tried painting in what ever had shattered too badly. Certainly not a contest model, but it dwarfs my former two Japanese builds, sitting on the shelf. Quite a variety so far…..
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