Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden (震電, ”Magnificent Lightning”), No. 1 Aircraft, Aug. 1945, Hasegawa, 1/48

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  • 1/48, Empire of Japan, Hasegawa, Kyushu J7W1, Shinden
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  • Spiros Pendedekas said 6 days, 14 hours ago:

    Thanks Jeff @mikegolf and Louis @lgardner!

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 3 days, 21 hours ago:

    Masking done, using tac at the areas I wanted to obtain that “hardsoft” demarcation line and off to the paintshop.

    Green applied and drying.
    Did I say this plane is beautiful?…..

  • Louis Gardner said 3 days, 16 hours ago:

    Spiros, @fiveten
    I agree with you, this IS a beautiful plane. It’s looking even better all the time. The paint is really bringing her to life now………………

  • George Schembri said 3 days, 15 hours ago:

    Looking good Spiros @fiveten and nice looking paint job.
    Funny thing about the J7W – I always had to do a double take and figure out which direction it was flying.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 3 days, 13 hours ago:

    Thanks Louis @lgardner! A beautiful plane indeed!
    Thanks George @georgeswork! Indeed we are talking about a special shape here. Your comment reminded me a humorous saying about the F-4 Phantom, when it was first seem in its final form: “They deliverd it upside down!” Still, the view of a Shinden flying is dramatic.
    Thanks for commenting, my friends!

  • Erik Gjørup said 3 days, 10 hours ago:

    Did I say this plane is beautiful?…..

    -just to quote you my friend, and the ansver is yes, you may have mentioned it 🙂
    paint always me impatient – I want more! Looking forward to the next post my friend.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 3 days, 9 hours ago:

    Thanks my friend @airbum!
    I want more too! Even more so as, in my mind’s chaotic modelling organization (……..), I have decided, for the moment of course (now it is getting funny…..), to start my Nichimo Toryu after finishing the Shinden.
    We will see how long (hours, a couple of days?) I will resist cutting those wonderful Nichimo sprues…..

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 2 days, 4 hours ago:

    Futured and QC/1 accepted: topsides…..

    …..and bottom:

    I gave the flat areas a VERY VERY light sanding with 3200 grit, as they felt a tad rough to the touch.
    Then decalling started…..but not finished, as QC/2 rushed int the room wit wild tastes.
    I just had time to apply on the decals my good friend, Mr Mark softer.
    So here it is, with Mr Mark Softer drying:

    Decals behave exemplary, despite being done in 1988.
    All the best, great EoJ GB!

  • Jeremy Millan said 2 days, 2 hours ago:

    Such a unique and cool looking plane! Looks like your work area is a diorama. I See rocks in the background

  • Erik Gjørup said 1 day, 22 hours ago:

    Happy that QC did not exceed VNE on this one 🙂

    Great to see Mr Mark drying – or is it because he is drying the nice decals? And all you need to do now is . . . . the rest, then it is finished my friend!

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 day, 20 hours ago:

    Thanks @jmillan and @airbum!

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 22 hours, 30 minutes ago:

    The main gear legs screamed for brake lines, so I decided to add them.

    They were pieces of silver stretched sprue (so no painting was necessary), glued on the gear leg surface, following a logical direction till the wheel hub.

    The main gear legs look busier now!

    Touchups are done and some more will be required, as some black paint is marred.
    Next time I will glue the lines before any painting, then paint the gear legs and finally bring the lines out by VERY CAREFUL silver drybrushing. We’ll see how it will turn out……

  • Erik Gjørup said 11 hours, 44 minutes ago:

    What fine legs you got my friend 🙂

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 8 hours, 49 minutes ago:

    Thanks my friend @airbum!

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