**** DONE: 1/32 N1K2-J Shiden-Kai - Pacific Theatre of Operations II

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    #1 Wayne Little, Feb 11, 2014
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    User Name: Wayne Little
    Name : Wayne
    Category : Non Competing Judge
    Kit : Hasegawa Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai
    Scale : 1/32
    Accessories : Eduard Seatbelts and canopy masks

    The subject of this Group Build is the Early Model 21 N1K2-J “Shiden-Kai” flown by Lieutenant Naoshi Kanno, Commander of Hikotai 301 of the Elite 343 Kokutai , the Squadron of Experts in May 1945.
     

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    The model will depict Kanno’s aircraft during May 1945 when based at Omura Airfield on Kyushu, where at this time sources claim that his aircraft carried 5 victory markings applied to the port side fuselage alongside of the Yellow Command Stripes and the “White 15” previously seen applied to the fuselage Hinomaru in April had been erased.

    Profile 1 shows the White 15 marking within the Hinomaru followed by the known Photo of Kanno’s Aircraft from April 1945 when based at Matsuyama Airfield.

    Profile 2 shows the aircraft depicted in May 1945 when based at Omura Airfield and comes from eyewitness accounts regarding the kill markings and erased white 15.
     

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    Always liked the Shiden-Kai Wayne, great choice!
     
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    I look forward to it, Wayne! :)
     
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    Going t6o watch this one, Wayne. Good choice...

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    Really looking forward to this one!
     
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    You can never go wrong with a George. With two in the stash, this build will be bookmarked. Bring it on.....

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    Nice choice Wayne.
     
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    Very cool choice!
     
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    Way cool.
     
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    Just knew you would be doing something from up that way, and what a good subject.
     
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    Thanks Guys.

    started removing stuff from the sprues till i was interupted and that was that...back to it tomorrow.
     
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    I have this one in my stash. I'll be watching.
     
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    Must have been SOME interruption! SWMBO presumedly.:)
     
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