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

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  1. Wayne Little

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    #1 Wayne Little, Jun 7, 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

    Here are my finished shots for this Group Build representing 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.

    I have retained the White 15 in the fuselage Hinomaru with the Victory markings even though current artwork and decal references show the '15' overpainted or removed, however there is no actual photographic reference to support this at this time, available images of Shiden-kai's at wars end show one example with a White 7 still applied and at least 3 other aircraft showing evidence of probable overpainting of the hinomaru numbers by American or Japanese personel as well as all other squadron markings, this leads me to believe these white numbers were not all removed but retained till the end of hostilities.
     

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    Thanks my friend..:D
     
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    Beautiful Wayne!!
     
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    Outstanding Wayne !! but I beg to ask do you ever build just to build ?seriously.
     
  7. Wayne Little

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    Yeah...course I do....:D

    Thanks Kevin and Andy, appreciate your comments...
     
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    This will bethe last comment I make so as not to steal the theme OK.I find as the kits pile up awaitng there construction or demise the impulse just to build.I would speculate that your just to builds probably equal or maybe exceed by best efforts and for that my hat is off to ya.Anyway I admire these efforts on the long builds you,Wojtek,Andy and others on this board and other boards do,Cheers Kevin ;)
     
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    #9 Totalize, Jun 7, 2014
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    Wayne,

    Gorgeous build. The colour of the scheme selection, quality of the paint scheme itself and weathering including the chipping are absolutely great.

    Love your work.

    Dave.
     
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    Cheers Dave, thanks mate.
     
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    Perfect job as always, Wayne!
     
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    Outstanding as always Wayne.
     
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    Fantastic work Wayne, love it!
     
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    Fricken gorgeous!!!!!!
     
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    That is nice Wayne.
     
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    Excellent work Wayne!!
     
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    Thanks to you all guys, appreciate your comments!
     
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    Great job Wayne! The finish looks amazing
     
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