Gekko "Irving"

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  1. ajcmac

    ajcmac Active Member

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    My next model. Another Tamiya, another JAP.
    Tamiya's Gekko built O.O.B. only with belts of Eduard.

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    I started this build around 2 months ago on another forum, so todays update will show a large amount of progress.

    First I paint the interior with gray (XF-66) and dry brush with XF-16. Next, X-13(3) + X-25(1). All Tamiya paints.

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    The ejector-pin marks are not visible when i put the side and lower instrument and when panel cannon bay cover is closed.

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  2. Night Fighter Nut

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    Finally, a Japanese night fighter. I have another version of this same model from Tamiya. I will definately follow this post. Good start. Do you have any background photos for this plane? I have a few if you like.
     
  3. ajcmac

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    No I have not and thanks.
     
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    More pictures

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  6. Night Fighter Nut

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    Here are a few pictures I've collected on this plane and the different varients. Hope it helps.
     

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    Night Fighter Nut Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you are just flying through this model.
     
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    Yes, it helps. I want to do the Irving "late version". Thank you.
     
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    I think the late version is the only one with radar. The one at the Smithsonian is the last aircraft in existance.
     
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    Like i said, i started this build around 2 months ago on another forum, so more update.

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    Looks fantastic so far! :)
     
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    Beautiful work!
     
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    Nice job.
     
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    Very Nice work..:thumbright:
     
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    I agree, looking pretty sharp!
     
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    Ready to fly.

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    Your plane is excellent. You did a fantastic job on her. :)
     
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    A fine effort!:D
     
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    Beautiful Job !! on her Sir,I love the exhaust and weathering :thumbleft: Cheers Kevin
     
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