B5N2 Kate

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  • Lis said 1 month, 3 weeks ago:

    I just recived canopy for B5N2 Kate. I wonder whether to buy the popular Hasegawa kit for $ 10-11
    https://www.super-hobby.com/products/B5N2-Kate.html
    or a limited version for heavy money ($ 35-70 on ebay: -o)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hasegawa-Aircraft-Model-1-72-Nakajima-B5N2-Type97-Attack-Bomber-02013-H2013/392974021844
    . Maybe someone will help me choose? 🙂

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  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 3 weeks ago:

    Hi @lis!
    According to stalemates, a very credible site, this is the ex-Mania kit. Both of your options share exactly the same plastic, the only seemingly difference being the decal options.
    The more expensive one should have fresh decals. If you plan to use your own decals, plastic is the same at both kits

  • Lis said 1 month, 3 weeks ago:

    If I checked well, the more expensive version has a 800 kg brass bomb in the set.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 3 weeks ago:

    Yes, @lis, it looks like this is included, so for the higher price you get new, fresh decals and the bomb….

  • Lis said 1 month, 3 weeks ago:

    hard to decide. Regular wersion could have fresh decals. I think this kit is still in production.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 3 weeks ago:

    The limited edition looks to be 2012 issue, the other one you found, most probably 2008 edition, though the 1998 carried the same box.
    Unless you really want the big bomb, I believe the cheap one a safe selection, @lis.

  • Lis said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    Finally I got the print scale decals. However, I gave up the Hasegawa model for technical and qualitative reasons of the kit and I will probably buy the Airfix.

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  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    Those decals look really nice, @lis!

  • Lis said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    I’m thinking about if can I paint this red and yellow stripes for better effect? I’m thinking about Commander Fushida plane.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    I am nopt that brave to paint the stripes; I use the decals, when available @lis.
    The truth is, though, that well painted stripes are better than the decal…. 🙂

  • Lis said 1 month ago:

    The fruit of this afternoon’s work. The greatest challenge was Commander Fushida, who had a distinctive mustache. The foundation is Mr Finish Surfacer. The uniforms are XF-64. Vallejo Game Hobby boots, H47 gloves. In addition, Weathering master set A, F, H. The total workload is about 6 hours of assembling, matching and applying a primer, and 8 hours of painting

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  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month ago:

    Amazing work, @lis, unbelievable for this scale!
    Looking forward to see them in the cockpit!

  • Lis said 1 month ago:

    @fiveten thank you for the kind word 🙂 I hope Airfix Kate will be in monday in my post box 🙂

  • Lis said 4 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Time to start work…

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  • George R Blair Jr said 4 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Looking forward to this kit, @lis. I have always like this plane, especially with some of the brighter paint schemes available. I am a big fan of using decals where possible, but I find that decals that cover the rudder or tail surfaces are hard to get matched, leaving you with trying to match the colors to touch up areas not covered by the decals. I have had good luck recently painting stripes using Tamiya tape. I am sure it will look great whichever way you choose.

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