Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden (Jack) 1/72
I finished this June 2014. I originally had stretched sprue ariels on it but didn’t like them, so replaced with nylon thread last night. I didn’t realize until I photographed it this morning that I hadn’t gotten the bottom thread tightened up, so will need to mess with it again, but decided to post anyway. The Raiden is my favorite Japanese fighter – I just love the brutishness of the airplane – beefy like a P-47!
I really love some of these older Hasegawa kits, especially when they have engraved panel lines. This was build out-of-box. I saw someone else use this “what if” scheme on a 48 scale Raiden, and liked it for something different. I supposed the idea is that the NMF parts were field replaced and not repainted, but it helps break up all the other green Japanese fighters in my display cabinet!
Just Tamiya weathering kits and some pastels, some aluminum paint for chipping.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.