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A6M2N Rufe, 1/72 Revell,Lodela{Frog]

Another obscure kit from the cheap seats. I found this in a hobby shop which sells older kits.

Lodela’s/Revell 1/72 Nakajima Rufe, the kit date backs to the late seventies and it’s supposed to be Frog molds. A very basic kit, more basic then the old Johan kit. I used the kit decals which were made in Great Britain are in remarkably good shape. They give you a choice of a green and grey one stationed in Korea or an all grey one from Yokosuka.

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12 responses to A6M2N Rufe, 1/72 Revell,Lodela{Frog]

  1. Building older kits can certainly be challenge, but you certainly got the most out of this kit. Looks great, especially in 1/72.

  2. Pretty horrid kit – but pretty great work!

  3. Great build Robert, 1:72 is the scale that got me into the hobby, brings back good memories!

  4. Hello Robert,
    Good to see these old models being build. You turned it in to a very nice model.
    Just off the record, same aircraft as was carried by the large submarines!
    IJN is not my specialty. Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

    • Uhhhh… actually the submarines carried a 2-seater about 1/2-2/3 the size of a Rufe, called the “Glen.” One of them was actually the only enemy airplane to ever bomb North America, dropping indendiaries in a failed attempt to set fire to a forest in the Pacific Northwest.

      (No harm/no foul, the Glen is really obscure and confusing it with a Rufe is really easy to do – ask me how I learned this information. 🙂 )

  5. Nice job Robert, did the clear plastic stand come with the kit? Nice to see some old kits built and posted here.

  6. Nice job, Robert….ya done gud! 🙂

  7. Nice work on a primitive kit! The Rufe is a nice looking float plane and an ugly Zeke!

  8. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice clean build Robert, you did well on this old kit .

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