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Dmitry Stropalov
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J2M3 Raiden (Hasegawa 1/72)

April 28, 2018 · in Aviation · · 28 · 3.6K

I just don't know what to write in addition to the photos. This is , one of the most beautiful airplanes I know. And this is in scale – the classic kit. Completely OOB, 100% of fun. Glued with glue, painted with paint. I've started to forget, what scale modeling is. Such kit is a good reminder.

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  1. Lovely model, Dmitry. You are absolutely right, the Raiden is a very attractive aircraft, with clean aesthetic lines despite its chubby looks...kinda like the P-47, both aircrafts design around a powerful radial engine. Thanks for showing it, never saw this Hasegawa model until now

  2. The photos tell it all - with or without a narrative - very nice work, Dmitry.

  3. Wonderful work, Dmitry, especially in this scale. That canopy is crystal clear.

  4. I'd be busting proud of I turned this out in 1:48, and you did it in 1:72. Gorgeous build of a gorgeous plane. You achieved the green just right--that mix of emerald and dark military green. Fabulous.

  5. Excellent work, love the weathering !

  6. Dmitry, Great looking Raiden, I actually had to take another look when I realized it was 1/72 scale. Wonderful paint work and a nice touch of weathering. I like it !

  7. An absolute marvel Dmitry! Indeed, lest we forget OOB builds can be great fun! Kudos!

  8. Neat work with subtle weathering , Loved it ?

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    said on April 29, 2018

    Great looking build Dmitry.

  10. Beautiful! Like you, I also love the Raiden, and I built this same kit, and I have to say - for as old as it is, it is a lovely kit to build! Nice recessed detail, good fit - all I did was add a pilot (since mine is wheels-up). Great job!

  11. Very nice work. The "new" Hasegawa kits of 40+ years ago (after they bought Mania and hired the designers) still stand up.

  12. VERY well done, ESPECIALLY in its' scale, Dmitry! ( @starfar )

  13. Beautiful work! I am new.

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