1/48 AB&K A2N3 Biplane
Truth be told, I am not sure why I went online and bought this model in the summer of 2020. I may be very into Japanese WW2 planes but biplanes? Hey, I am not insane. Then again, these silver doped planes are very attractive with their red stripes and large scripts. This one turned out to be an excellent little kit (emphasis on little).
The only problem I had with the kit was installing the cockpit into the fuselage. I ended up having to file down one side of the cockpit considerably to get the fuselage to close up completely.
Adding the top wing is always a difficult part of any biplane build. I attached the braces to the bottom wing and the fuselage. Then I did the "flip it onto the top wing and glue one section at a time" method. I was subsequently told this is NOT the way to do it.
I'll know for next time!
I rigged the plane using Wonder Wire (extremely thin ceramic wire sold by Precision Enterprises). The wire is straight as an arrow but you can bend it in order to fit it into place.
If you are interested in reading more about the airplane or this model build, I have a blog entry about it here:
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.