Hasegawa 1:48 Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan (Heavenly Mountain) “Jill”
Captured Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan (“Jill”) at NAS Anacosta as tested by US Navy personnel of the TAIC (Technical Air Intelligence Center) after the war to obtain information about design, performance, capability. Final fate unknown. A very nice model with very few issues, the main one being that I couldn’t get a flush fit on the three small fuselage windows. These were meant to be installed after the fuselage was put together but the were a tad too big. I made my own windows using Elmser’s Clear Glue dabbed on a round toothpick and run around the openings. I did this twice to get a flush fit. I used Fantasy Printshop stars and bars for the small fuselage decals. These refused to settle into the panel lines using various decal solutions. I ended up soaking a cloth in very hot water and pressed them onto the decals. Wing stars and bars came from the stash. TAIC markings came from Rising Decals “Dying Sun Pt. III” but were originally meant for a Ki.45. The “S 19” was made on decal paper. The rudder markings were painted using Vallejo White primer and Tamiya Red and Blue. NMF was a very old bottle of Vallejo Model Air Chrome Silver and Tamiya Flat Aluminum for the moving surfaces. Tamiya Nato Black for the anti-glare panel and Metallic Blue for the wing folds, wheel wells/gear covers. The interior was sprayed with Tamiya Khaki
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