Tamiya 1/72 N1J1 Kawanishi Shiden

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  1. plheure2

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    Greetings, gentlemen:

    I thought I'd try a Japanese fighter for a change. Modifications include: Razor sawing canopy into three pieces and posing open; all kit-provided cannon barrels drilled out; all shell ejector chutes drilled, cut, and filed; cowl machine gun ports drilled out; oil cooler intake provided with punched out screen material; pre-shading of panel lines with flat black; burnt umber/turpenoid oil wash.

    Hope you enjoy the pictures, taken with my new Canon EOS40. Comments/criticisms welcome! :)
     

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    Very nice!

    That prop looks cool.
     
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    Thank-you copcheck, for the kind words.
     
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    Very, very nice. Your weathering is excellent, not overdone at all. Your build work looks great also. Well Done!
     
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    Thanks, Bruce!!
     
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    Looks good. I like the exhust stack detail.
    Ed
     
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    Very nice! Weathering is well done. Great job!
     
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    That ain't no Japanese plane why ain't the paint falling off it:p

    But I'm with the others on the weathering very nice not over done.

    And what color is that brown?.
     
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    Looking nice. :) A good job.
     
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    Nice job! I really like the subtle weathering...
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    nice work..FYI Kawanishi green is a Dark Green with a Bluish tinge...
     
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    Thanks to all for the kind words of support. To Wayne L.: Thanks on the info about Kawanishi green. My green was made up with Model Master Medium Green mixed with some Testor's Flat Black and a little Dark Sea Blue. Guess I should have used more of the Testor's Dark Sea Blue in my mix. Oh well.... I'll try it on my Shiden-Kai. That's on my to-build list for next year. To TimEwers: The prop brown is supposed to be a "tea" color. I tried to approximate it by toning down some Model Master Leather.

    Pete
     
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    Look forward to the Shiden-Kai...:)
     
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    Nice build. Its good to see something with a meatball on the side. It seems to be an often over looked subject. I just ordered my first Kate.
     
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    ;thumbright: Good on ya Dirk!!
     
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