Battle damaged Mitsubishi G4M1 'Betty' in a 1/48 dio

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    Hi all!
    My latest dio project started on 23rd October 2009, exactly 68 years after the Betty's maiden flight..The kit I used was the nice Tamiya one while some other accessories were purchased too..

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    This profile found in Osamu Tagaya-san's book 'Betty units of ww2', immediately caught my attention and took me no more than a couple of days to make my decision to build it as I liked its weathered look..At this point I should mention it was my first attempt with Japanese planes and as you can see in my signature surely not the last one!!:D
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    I'll be right back,
    Panagiotis.
     
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    Very cool, I'm looking forward to this one.
     
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    #3 gbr-22, Jun 11, 2011
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    #4 gbr-22, Jun 11, 2011
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    I had loads of good photos from the Internet so I decided to treat the interior of fuselage with added detail:

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    That's all for now.You can ask me everything you like.
    Thanks for your time!
    Cheers,Panagiotis.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Very cool...
     
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    Really nice start.
     
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    #9 gbr-22, Jun 12, 2011
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    Thank you guys for your comments!!

    Well,with the details added
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    the interior was painted with FS 34098 using mixes of Gunze paint
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    In the next update the inner fuselage will have been weathered..
    Thanks for looking. Bye for now,
    Panagiotis.
     
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    Excellent !!!
     
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    Wow! Very Good GBR-22. I like the detail that's gone into this one.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Holy s**t Batman! Nice Work!
     
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    Great work Panagiotis. Looking forward to more!
     
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    Man this is great! I already saved this thread into bookmarks!!
     
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    gbr-22 that is some really nice painting and detail work keep it coming.
     
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    I agree with all. Looking forward to the next stages.
     
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    Thank you all gentlemen!!I am glad you like the build so far!!..
    Well, after weathering everything the situation looked like this...


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    The real fun,though, started after joining the three parts together!!
    Thanx for your time!!...

    Mata atode aimashou!(see you later),
    Panagiotis.
     
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    Great work and excellent detailing!
     
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