Revell Nakagima Gekko J1N1, 1/72

December 3, 2022 · in Aviation · · 12 · 1K

Hello friends,

I recently started a new subject, since my dad passed away, I decided to find the old kits that we built when I was a kid, from the end of the 70s to the end of the 80s. It's not an easy task, because there are few left, and not all modelers want to sell them. I'm looking exactly for the period kits, NOS. I already found four (there is a lot more to find) and first one I decided to build was the Nakagima J1N1, from . In the years I mentioned above, Revell kits were manufactured in Brazil by the company Kikoler, with the exact molds of the originals, as well as the art of the boxes, and the instructions, which were translated. Here's the first of many that I will assemble, now with more improved skills, airbrush (my father painted with a brush), we didn't have access to first class materials at that time, and I, after the kits was assembled, played around and ended up ruining it, (hehehe, kids...) so almost none of them withstood the test of time.

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  1. You did a fantastic job on that old Revell kit, Eduardo Augusto! A great tribute to your Father, a splendid way to remember him.

  2. Um abraço, meu amigo, muito legal este projeto. Greetings from Australia!

  3. Great way of bringing back memories, enjoy your model building.

  4. Really nice looking Gekko, Eduardo @eduardomorcego
    A great way to remember your dad and your building activities together.

  5. Keep the flame burning Eduardo and enjoy your modelling

  6. Nice trip down memory lane Eduardo, she looks good.

  7. Nice build! A worthy project.

  8. Very nice model and paint job. Keeping your Fathers memory alive is a noble endeavour . Especially with the builds you shared together. Keep them coming to this friendly website.

  9. Marvelous job on this old kit Eduardo! The old Revell kits were great kits, I try to grab them whenever I see them.
    I have found and bought the H-103 Frances, H-104 Nick and this H-105 Gekko - all winnrers!
    Almost afraid to build them as it is hard to find someone who wants to sell. I little more practice for me before I start building these.

  10. Looks great! I have this kit as well, and will be starting up a build after the first of the year. Love Japanese subjects...

  11. Nice job on your Gekko, it looks great! Great way to pay tribute to your father.

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