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Erik J Kidd
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1/48 Hasegawa N1K2 Shiden-Kai Prototype Number 3

April 13, 2022 · in Aviation · · 13 · 1.1K

Here is the old N1K2 Violet Lightning-Improved (Increased) straight out of the box. Made the tail decals for prototype #3 in Illustrator and, for some reason thought the 3rd prototype was the first with the larger but thicker tail, standard on the first 91 production aircraft. Correctly omitted the radio mast and incorrectly added the four 20mm wing cannons, I think prototype #5 was the first one with armament. The more I read about World War II Japanese aircraft, the less I think I know. Just stoked the decals came out okay! Hope you enjoy the addition and thanks again for letting me share.

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13 responses

  1. Another superb out of the box result, Erik!
    Fantastic scheme, perfectly represented!

  2. I like it - great scheme, nice weathering - well done!

  3. Great build, Erik. Looks excellent in Proto-Orange.

  4. Equally impressive, Erik @erikjameskidd
    Very nice scheme

  5. This is a really cool looking Shiden-kai. Thanks for sharing Erik.

  6. Love the color scheme, great job!

  7. Paint and finish is really exceptional. Nicely done.

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