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Woody Kubacki
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Hasegawa 1/48 J2M5 Raiden 256 Kokutai

May 31, 2022 · in Aviation · · 10 · 1.1K

Another model completed for the Empire of Japan build. The kit is good for its age but could sure use a modern update, especially the cockpit, radio, separate cowl flaps, and an open canopy. Paints used were Mr Color and AK RC, plus enamel washes and oils for weathering.

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  1. Lost of words with this amazing Raiden, Woody @wkubacki
    The weathering you performed on this build is extremely realistic.
    It was a pleasure to follow your building thread and I learned a lot from it.

  2. She's a beauty! Love the paint, weathering and chipping work.

  3. Sweet looking build, Woody

  4. A wonderful Raiden, Woody, attended down to every detail! Your build thread was really informative, in fact it was a joy to follow. Thank you so much for this generous contribution to our ever growing (both in quantity and quality) "Empire of Japan" GB!

  5. Followed your progress on this. A really great result with very realistic finish and weathering.

  6. Excellent chipping effect and overall weathering... a great finished product!

  7. Another well done Japanese airplane, Woody (@wkubacki). Weathering and chipping are particularly well done.

  8. This is a cracking job Woody, highly realistic Raiden, one the best I’ve seen. Thumbs up!

  9. Awesome weathering job! Looks great.

  10. Another excellent IJN build. The surface textures (matt, gloss, weathering, etc.) are absolutely impressive. If it wasn't for the occasional Hasegawa idiosyncrasies I'd have sworn it was 1/32. Superb craftsmanship!

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