1/48 Kawanishi N1K1 "Rex"

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    #1 meatloaf109, Jan 18, 2013
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    In addition to my seaplane mania, I have been bitten by the Japanese bug. This Tamiya "shake 'n bake" showed up today and I just couldn't keep my hands off it. The only thing that it will require of me other than paint is seatbelts.

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    You know my passion for floatplanes, regardless of country of origin. I'll be watching this one !!

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    This is going to be an interesting build Paul.
     
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    Looking forward to this build Paul.
     
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    I found the Kawanishi interior color chip after an intense search online. I did a custom mix using olive, yellow and a touch of blue. A dark grey wash and then I dry brushed the interior color again, lightened with some white. The IP gauges were painted white then flat black for the panel with semi gloss black over the white when it was dry. I used a needle to scratch the markings on the gauges and then used a silver pencil to do the bezels. I also used the silver pencil to add small chips and scratches to the side panels and floor, concentrating on the area under the rudder pedals and some on the edge of the seat. Pictures of the seat with the foil belts when I get them done.

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    #6 Wayne Little, Jan 20, 2013
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    Good stuff Paul, nice easy one mate! :thumbright:

    from this aircraft came the N1K1 'Shiden' land based version then a redesign and the N1K2 Shiden-kai the ultimate version....:D
     
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    Nice start, Paul. This one looks easy. Nice job on the instrument panel !

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    Great cockpit detail Paul.
     
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    Thank you all, cockpits and landing gear have always been my favorites.
    Here is the progress from this morning.

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    Really neat, Paul. That cockpit looks really great. Love that beaching cart, too !!

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    Nice start Paul cockpit looks great how did you paint the cart.
     
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    I mixed a red/brown using RAF middlestone and RLM 23 red, and then thinned flat black (50/50) and slopped it on.
     
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    Hey, Paul, damned nice job so far. I am struggling to keep my attention on the European Theatre for now. But, you are making it harder for me to do so. I always enjoyed Pacific Theatre when I was in the hobby years ago. The Japanese had some beautiful aircraft and those Gruman 'cats always drew me in as well. I am going to really enjoy watching this build.
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    Yep, I will be continuing the Japanese thing in the next G.B., (might be a float plane), but, if everything works out, it will be a little something different.
    Anyways, I got the canopy masked and everything is ready for painting. In the morning I will set the exhaust fan in the window and the paint will fly!

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    Cheers, Paul. Looking good. Can't wait to see it painted.

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