Hasegawa 1/48 scale N1K2-J George
Hello all! Here is my Hasegawa Shiden-Kai, built straight from the box. The only add on was the EZ Line antenna wire.
Once assembled, I sprayed Testors Metalizer Aluminum from a can as a primer coat, then I used Tamiya IJN Green acrylic shot through my airbrush. The chipping was simulated by pressing tape against certain areas to peel off paint, as well as scraping with a sharpened piece of sprue, scratching with my fingernail, dry brushing with silver enamel, and using a silver colored pencil. The base was a simple pine plaque, with white glue holding the dirt from my front yard and some simple grass from Woodland Scenics.
This was my first Hasegawa kit ever, and I was really impressed with the level of detail and how well everything fit together. I have a few more Hasegawas in my stash and I am looking forward to building them as well!
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