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George Chatzidakis
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Nakajima Type 11, Early production (Irving), Tamiya 1/48

January 12, 2021 · in Aviation · · 13 · 2K

Okay, I must admit I had forgotten what stands for. Abundance of detail, no flash, perfect fit (I didn't use any glue for the landing gear...).

I used Eduard's p.e. set, a value for money set that provides lots of extra details. I did however add some handmade details here and there.

The model was riveted, then painted with xtreme metal aluminum. I applied masking fluid with a sponge at select areas to simulate chipping, then sprayed Vallejo's IJN green. Nearly all marking are mask painted.

Use Gunze's gloss varnish, then flat. Unfortunately the latter presented some frosting. I was able to save myself from a stroke by spraying a new, thin layer of gloss and then flat by Marabu, which somehow saved the day.

Hope you like it!

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13 responses

  1. Fantastic build! Love the weathering and paint work. Those exhausts are a real standout. Well done!

  2. Bloody good work, a real solid build. The rivet is remarkable, it’s the only thing I wish to have done when I built mine a couple of years ago

  3. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    A very enjoyable model of what in my view is a seldom seen aircraft.
    The interior work and detail are so well done as well as the rivets.
    Your weathering is so well applied as well as the exhaust tubes and soot stains.
    Well done George.

  4. Very realistic build, George.
    The weathering looks fantastic.

  5. This is an amazing build of an important plane, Γιώργο!
    Excellent cockpit, painting and weathering, among others.
    Love the overall green camo, not too often seen in Empire of Japan planes.
    Well done!

  6. As @gkittinger pointed out, those exhausts are a real standout. They might be a minor point, but most people don't get a realistic effect on such an item, and it's all the small things that add up to a Big Thing: that this is a really excellent model.

    I did this kit when it first came out, before all the aftermarket items. The Eduard stuff really is value for money in improving an already-excellent model.

    All your "modeler's talent" in such things as the riveting makes this a real stand-out.

    "Liked" (a lot!)

  7. A great Tamiya model...turned into a work of art. Super-special.

  8. Very well done! Finish is exceptional.

  9. You've definitely made the most of whatever Tamiya stands for with this, brilliant finish.

  10. I can't really add to what has already been said except to say well done.

  11. Yes. Extremely well done. Rivets, exhausts and cockpit are real stand outs!

  12. Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

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