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Thursday, April 27, 2017

AICHI E13A1b "JAKE" - NICHIMO 1/48





Hi everyone,
This is my last finished model, an Aichi E13a1b "Jake" from the old Nichimo kit in 1/48th scale. I used cockpit detail set by Lone Star Models, since the kit's interior is toy-like, no detail at all and provision for installing an electric motor in order to spin the propeller. 




The detail set is also of poor quality, with many tiny holes (bad casting) and missing detail in several places, but anyway is a good base to work with. The kit itself needs a lot of work in order to produce a decent model, too many sinkholes, raised panel lines and rivets etc. On the contrary, the fit is surprisingly good for a kit of this age!
Painted with Gunze lacquer paints and most of the markings were painted using home made masks.
The dolly was built and painted by my good friend George Tetsios.








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