B5N2 Kate

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  1. otftch

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    This is an old 1/72 Mania kit. I couldn't resist this camoflage scheme.
    Ed
     

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    Looking great Ed. :)
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    EXCELLENT WORK SIR!!!:notworthy: :notworthy:
     
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    That is some impressive painting, Ed! Hat's off to ya!

    Evan
     
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    Very nice indeed. Must had been quite a challenge.
    Though I have to admit I never saw that camouflage scheme before, but then again I'm no expert in Japanese aircraft.
     
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    I have seen two or three variations of this camo, especially on older Hasegawa boxes. The colors I have used were mixed to match the colors on the origional Mania kit instructions. I think it was one of the Pearl Harbor attack planes but I am not sure. With no yellow wing ID's it has to be very early WW II. I have also seen the same colors (not the designs) on aircraft operating in China, probably as bombers not torpedo planes.
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    That is so cool! Great job!
     
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    WOW, That is one impressive camo job. Very cool.
     
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    That is a rather neat looking job Ed....certainly different.....but not accurate I'm afraid.....

    the 3- relates to a land based Group and is not a Pearl harbor aircraft, not sure just which will need to check further...

    The PH carrier Divisions carried a different code system of an Alpha and Roman numeric code to identify the ship within the specific carrier division...eg AII-XXX A = First Carrier Div, II = second Carrier.
     
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    Holy mother of God! :shock: That's one beautiful looking machine mate! Reminds me of the camouflage that we had on our J37 Viggens....
     
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    Whether it is a historically accurate paint scheme or not, it's an impressive paint job. Nice looking Kate.
     
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    Nice brush work.

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    Well....the code is not bogus ED :D

    definitely 12th Naval Air Group.....the primary aircraft were the A5m Claude then the A6M Zero it was a mixed fighter and bomber group.

    The Kates in fact had a Silver/Natural Metal finish with Red tail...but please don't let that get in the way your nice 'what if finish!:D
     

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    That looks like the other option offered on the kit decal sheet. I remember the number over the fuselage hinomaru, but no other tail codes were offered. I wish I still had the instructions to see if what I remember is correct. Anyway,thanks for your research. I appreciate it.
    Ed
     
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    No worries Ed!:D
     
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