Scratchbuilt G10N Fugaku
Wanted to do something different for my dad for fathers day this year…so I scratchbuilt him an airplane we both know and like. The Nakajima G10N Fugaku. Designed in 1943, Fugaku, or Mount Fuji, was to be a six engine “super heavy bomber”, capable of striking coastal states in the U.S. Fortunately for the U.S., the design never made it off of paper, and the war ended too quickly for any sort of prototype to be built.
Construction began with basswood dowel, sanded and shaped, to become the fuselage and engine nacelles. The wings and stabilizers were made from basswood strips, and glued to the fuselage. The prop “blurs” are plastic discs, cut with a cutting compass, and painted. All paint is model master paint, and all markings are masked and sprayed. The mini New York city is also basswood, made from square dowels, cut to size on a bandsaw. Hope you guys like it, my Dad sure did! Happy fathers day to those of you who have kids!
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