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Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (雷電, "Thunderbolt")

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Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden.

Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden Technical Air Intelligence Units (TAIU) were joint Allied military intelligence units formed during World War II to recover Japanese aircraft to obtain data regarding their technical and tactical [...]

The brawlerTamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Interceptor Raiden 1/48 scale

Mitsubishi J2M has always seemed to me like a brawler, a boxer determined to throw punches no matter what. Short, stubby, lacking in agility - but packing a lot of heat. The old Tamiya kit delivered a simple base for approaching this [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 J2M3 Raiden

This was probably my longest build so far. I started in April with the crazy idea of building all 3 of Hasegawa's 1/48 Raiden (J2M3, J2M5, J2M6) at the same time, but that got whittled down to just the J2M3 (the other 2 are waiting on [...]

Hasegawa J2M Raiden 雷電 Lightning Bolt “Jack”

This is Hasegawa’s classic Raiden kit from 1977. It is a good kit for its time, but suffers from basic cockpit detail and shallow wheelwells. I replaced both on my build and plunge-molded the sliding portion of the canopy. There is [...]

And now for something completely different… A “What If”, a “Definite Maybe”, and a “Just Because”!

Hi Everyone... Today I finished up the Mitsubishi J2M in the colors of an actual Ki-61 that was captured by the U.S. Marines during WWII. I think it catches the spirit of the "What If" without going to overboard. Next is a P-39 [...]

Mitsubishi Raiden

This is Tamiya's lovely Raiden in 1/48. Sweet little bird, had a lot of fun weathering it too. Enjoy the pix. 🙂

Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden “Jack” PTO WWII

Though late in the game, going along with the Japanese aircraft theme, this is the old Tamiya kit, #61018 in their early original 48th scale series from the 70's. Despite it's age it goes together well, I built this back around 92-93 so I [...]

1/32 Scale Zoukei Mura Raiden

I have been posting pictures in the group build of this kit. Well I can finally say that it is complete. I am not a professional Photographer, but I hope you enjoy the pictures non the less, the last pictures I took I placed it with a P 51 [...]

Hasegawa's 1:48 scale Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden

This model is the 1/48th scale Hasegawa Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Thunderbolt) Allied code name “Jack” and represents an A/C belonging to the 332 Naval Air Group, based at Naruo Air Base Dec 1945. The model was built OOB with the [...]

Hasegawa 1:32 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden “Jack”

This is my Raiden which I 've build in the summer of last year. Although it was a easy kit to build, I had some issues with the kit. Some internal parts in the fuselage and the wing spar made the join of fuse and wings very difficult. I [...]