Hasegawa J2M Raiden 雷電 Lightning Bolt “Jack”
This is Hasegawa’s classic Raiden kit from 1977. It is a good kit for its time, but suffers from basic cockpit detail and shallow wheelwells. I replaced both on my build and plunge-molded the sliding portion of the canopy. There is photographic evidence for at least three Raiden with the lighting bolt markings on the fuselage which is not all that surprising given the aircraft’s name. This one represents a machine of the 353rd Kokutai at Omura in March of 1945.
For anyone interested the build thread is here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/j2m-raiden-%e9%9b%b7%e9%9b%bb-lightning-bolt-jack-build-in-1-72/
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