Now for Something Completely Different (at least for me) Hasegawa 1/48 Nate
I as a rule never build Japanese aircraft. Not because of any bias, but just because most of their subject matter doesn’t interest me all that much. I built this though to have something to enter into the local Dragon Show. A show put on by Dragon and I believe Hasegawa, marketing lots of other items they make besides models. The one catch of course was that the kit had to be Dragon or Hasegawa. This Nate became my quick and easy 100% OOB build, including the decals…which were PHENOMENAL.
I know little or nothing about the aircraft and built it following the kit directions. It was pretty straight forward, the one main issue was the one piece canopy. Even with a dip in Future it didn’t clear up that nice and when I glued it down, if fogged along the top of the sliding portion and the rear point crazed, it looks like it shattered.
I painted with Testor’s enamels and clear coated, the decals snuggled up so nicely you can see how even the rivets came sucked down. Incredible really! I painted the base, and have it for any future builds of the Japanese Empire I may build.
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