Hasegawa 1:48 Scale B7A2, Ryusei, Allied Code Named 'Grace'
Probably the last completion for 2020... Got away from the bench for a bit during the COVID shite, but I decided to clean up what is hanging about, before starting any other kits.
This is Hasegawa's 1:48 scale, Aichi B7A2, Ryusei Kai, Attack Bomber, code named 'Grace'.
Overall, I found the kit a terrific build, even if I did goof up the canopy, (Still steamed about that too). The engineering is spot on and the fine detail is terrific.
One of the issues I found is that the canopy really can not be posed open. I found that to disappointing because the cockpit is really well done, and should be seen.
I see the way the parts breakdown, a bomber version is available with a complete bomb bay. Also, if you can find canopy masks, get them. Big green house on this bird and a PITA to mask without them.
Great model of one "Would have been a tough customer" had Japan had any flight decks, or enough trained pilots, left to fly them. These aircraft were well armed and fast. They would have been a handful if flown in the way they were originally intended.
I built the model OOB including the decals, paper strips for belts, and stretch sprue antenna.
Here she is, "Grace"...
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