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Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (雷電, "Thunderbolt")

Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden

The Mitsubishi J2M Raiden was a local interceptor that served in the defense of the Japanese homeland against high-altitude Allied bombers. It was therefore a good, quick climber without frills. The earlier J2M2 and J2M3 (both designated [...]

Empire of Japan Group BuildMitsubishi J2M3 Raiden, Tamiya 1/48

This started out as a Shelf of Doom build for my local model club as a way of jump starting some projects that had languished for too long. My original SOD is still in the box. This model was started by a unnamed modeler who was getting [...]

Tamiya 1:48 Mitsubishi J2M Raiden ("Lightning Bolt")

This is my take on a legendary J2M Raiden. You've probably seen other builds, profiles and decal sheets of it. Someone heard it from someone else who heard it from another builder who saw a picture of it. This aircraft served with the [...]

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 [...]

Tamiya 1/48 J2M3 Jack

This is a 50 year old kit but it holds up pretty well. It has raised panel lines but they were easily re-scrible. Decals are a bit thick but are nice none the less. Here's the album: (link)

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. 🙂