Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima B5N1 Type 97 Model 1 ”Kate”, IJN

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  • 1/48, B5N, IJN, Kate, Nakajima
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  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    And a second Japanese subject my dad started recently.
    Gonna do the camo scheme from the box top.
    DSC_0011 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

    DSC_0003 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

    used a selfmixed interior green
    DSC_0010 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    That’s perfect progress and a perfect project, Reinhard! I have to say I LOVE the box art camo, as it is not extremely common in Japanese aircraft. Bring them on, my friend!
    All the best!

  • George R Blair Jr said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    The Kate is really an interesting subject with lots of different paint schemes. Good choice.

  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    recreating the box art camo will be challenging, using bluetac/UHU patafix won´t work this time regarding the camo pattern, maybe brush painting or freehand airbrushing….let´s see

    so, some detail painting and weathering with drybrushing and washing
    DSC_0001 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

    DSC_0002 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

    DSC_0003 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Hey Reinhard!
    At such “difficult” camos I usually go free airbrushing with as fine a spray as I can, following the camo pattern as closely as I can; knowing from the start that the demarcation lines will be out of scale.
    So I cannot wait to see your choice and your result.
    Cheers!

  • Louis Gardner said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Wow !!! What an excellent choice of camouflage for your Dad’s “Kate”. The work he has done so far looks fantastic too. Please keep us updated. Like Spiros mentioned, I too cannot wait to see your results.

  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Thanks Spiros and Louis!

    cockpit tub assembled

    DSC_0001 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

    DSC_0002 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Great! I love that you have two projects running in parallel, Reinhard!

  • Chuck A. Villanueva said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Another masterpiece. Looks like a mix of XF-71 and what RAF Grey Green? Unlike RAF or Luftwaffe planes the interiors of Japanese aircraft can vary from each manufacturer. A steady hand on the IP details are well done. That camo scheme is unique on the Kate, I don’t believe a similar scheme was used on any other Japanese aircraft IJN or IJA in WWII. At least haven’t seen as yet. Good work.

  • Mike Licari said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Nice choice! I’ve done the N2 version (with another in the stash), but I’ve never owned the N1 version. I’m excited to see it!

  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    My father doesn´t know anymore which paints he mixed, too long ago. Had the paint standing around and thought it would suit well.
    Yes, the interior colour differed from manufacturer to manufacturer.

    Have two N2 kits in the stash too, but chose the N1 version because it looks more attractive due to the unusual camo, something different than the usual single green.

    Fuselage closed, a pity you hardly see the nicely detailed interior anymore.
    DSC_0002 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

    DSC_0003 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Hi Reinhard. Going pretty well! Thanks for posting!

  • Mike Licari said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    Coming along nicely!

  • Louis Gardner said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    Wow your Dad works very fast !!! He has the fuselage buttoned up on this one in the blink of an eye………….. well done too. Thanks for the updates. I can use this one as an good example when I start building mine (which hopefully will be soon).

  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    depends on the kit, if it´s a troublemaker and how complex it is, but usually my dad is a “fast” builder, on average to finish a kit it takes him 1-2 months

    wings and elevators attached
    huge wingspan..

    DSC_0001 by grimreaper110[/url], auf Flickr

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