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1/48 Tamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden ‘Jack’

Aftermarket used: Aries resin cockpit, P.Mask canopy masking set, Revi ‘Schragemusik’ decal set, Ammo Mig rigging.

Paints: Vallejo Air IJA set, Vallejo transparent red and green, Mr Metal Colour, AK Interactive rubber black, Abteilung 502 oils, Winsor & Newton acrylic matt UV varnish.

Weathering products: Ammo Mig WWII Japanese set, Flory rust and light earth pigments, Flory grime wash.

Adhesives: Tamiya Extra Thin, Zap-a-Gap c.a. glue.

Fillers: Vallejo plastic putty, Mr Surfacer 500, 1000, 1200, AK grey putty.

Other stuff: Mr Mark Setter and Softener, Prisma-colour pencils.

Build thread:

http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/148-tamiya-mitsubishi-j2m3-raiden-jack-9960997?pid=1307042699

 

To say there were a few dramas involved in this build would be an understatement.  For instance, I was expecting no serious fit issues, this being a Tamiya kit after all.  Unfortunately, there were several nasty ones, though to be fair it is a very old mold, from somewhere in the ‘70’s I believe.  The decals were the usual Tamiya disaster, and let’s not forget the cockpit filler dust that caused a significant drop on the happiness scale.

But. That aside, this was on the whole a satisfying build.  Yes, I made mistakes again, but again I have ideas of how to avoid them in future.  The most fun was the weathering, though looking back I wonder if perhaps I went too far?  Honest opinions here would be appreciated.

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So another one joins the display cabinet.  Now boys, no fighting, y’hear?!

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Just bought this one my self, insipiring build this.
Nice chipping and gun smoke. I also realy enjoy the oil streaks from the landing gear!
Well done Kit!
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Just bought this one my self, insipiring build this.
Nice chipping and gun smoke. I also realy enjoy the oil streaks from the landing gear!
Well done Kit!


Thank you!

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The model looks fantastic considering the age. I have done the same kit in 1/72 from Tamiya and I must say I had no fit issues and it went together beautiful.

Well done on the build and working through those issues.
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The model looks fantastic considering the age. I have done the same kit in 1/72 from Tamiya and I must say I had no fit issues and it went together beautiful.

Well done on the build and working through those issues.


Thank you, it was a bit of a challenge at times, but I've never binned a kit yet, and I wasn't going to start with this one!

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