There are many aircraft out there that subscribe to the 'What If?' idea, but none I find as interesting as the Shinden. Ever since I discovered this machine as a kid it's been one of my favourites, so Zoukei Mura's offering of the aircraft [...]
This is my Hasegawa 1/48 Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden, finished as a part of the great Empire of Japan Group Build, here in iModeler.
The Kyūshū J7W Shinden (震電, "Magnificent Lightning") was a World War II Japanese [...]
And my last post here for the day, the Hasegawa J7W1 Shinden.
This one is finished in fictional markings for an aircraft flown by Kaneyoshi Muto, a Japanese fighter ace who´s been credited with 35 kills, 4 of them being B-29.
I advice to [...]
Another silly take on what could have happened...
This was an experiment in flaking paint as well as another captured trials aircraft.
Antique Hasegawa model kit of the legendary aircraft Shinden J7W1 in 1/48th scale.
The box (and its pretty dramatic "What-if" artwork) measures 30x21.5X7.5 cm (11.5x8.5x3 inches)so its not really overly large. (The Hasegawa box is about an inch longer and 2/3 as deep. Inside you will find it is very full with 5 [...]
Here is ZM's Shinden.
It's a complex kit. Much of it builds without issues, while other areas require more focus. It builds like a cross between a Tamiya and Trumpeter kit. The complex shapes of the rear fuselage panels in particular are [...]
My latest build. Learned a lot of new words, mainly swearing en cursing, during this build because it was a bloody PITA!
The engine doesn't fit properly in the frame, nor does the parts for the cowling and guns.
Did a lot of sanding, [...]
I've been away for a bit, but still building. Thought I'd post a few pictures of one of my latest builds.
Loved the kit and it went together very well. A minimum of fit issues and the detail was nicely done without that [...]