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B5N2-"Kate"-Nichimo 1/48-Finished


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I thought I document this build a little 1/48 does not usually lend me to this but it does have  some bits inside and being a Nichimo kit.I have already started quite aggressively this evening with the paint and placement of some parts Lots to pic out on the sidewalls.I find Nichimo AC kits in between Hase and Tamy  with more pit detail than Hase but not quite fit overall of Hase/Tamy but they build up quite well.I have like four schemes and ordnance's (3) layout to choose from leaning torpedo.

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Were I am tonight I was going to put some left over belts but you just do not see that much through that small opening.I think in hindsight and future builds I will use a silver or white pencil for the wiring when its molded in like this over painting.I will be more concerned with the outward aesthetic qualities of the build over the interior that one can barely see.Thks for looking ;)

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Thks Denis been working the seams of the fuse this morning and got the tailplanes on all before the turkey hit the oven.The families alternate on were TG and Christmas are held each year TG at my house and it is full 16 for dinner and whoever follows like nephews mainly with there GF and families visit afterwards full day bird hits the oven in 1hr.

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The wings and tailplanes are attached I had to use some .020 plastic strip on the right wing for the gap filler for both wings.The idea situation would of been two .010 strips but I figure nobody will see a .010 offset of the fuselage all looks good.The bottom were the lower wing meets the fuse I built steps under the fuse so the wing does not sink to much came out better than the Tamy Zero.She is on the fast track and the foil needs to come off the bird.Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! ;)

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I laid down black Alclad primer which is flat and then some Polished Aluminum which it does look like for the reason of the flat black that's all okay.I am about to paint the IJn Light Grey on the bottom and start the camo upstairs.The camo states small blotches of green and brown but not over what? was it silver or grey? any ideas out there?

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6 minutes ago, Egilman said:

They came from the factory in overall light grey....

I read that if still in grey they were blotched over but what I found if to be believed was the A/C of  Zuikaku carrier. Pearl Harbor Attack, On 7th December 1941 were the standard Army Green over Grey according to Wings Pallete  http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/b/1035/65/7..

Now could EII-308 of not got a repaint possible but I highly doubt would not be my first encounter with a false paint scheme happened on the Trump Spit "Lima Challenger" with my first scheme that's how I arrived to Lima.Thanks for the input though thought I was alone in here :P ;) Kevin

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I was gonna say..........yea,  the under belly should be a gray!   what you did there looks perfect ;)   jeeze.......there's no need to weather.   any real camo effects would be on the overhead plane,  and not on the underbelly.  you have a nice balance of soot and discoloration :) 

 

looks great so far!

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well calling this one finished ......The torpedo would not fit so I went with the 800kg bomb.The acrylic is a hard paint was giving me problems with scraping just left a few marks on the L/wing.I like Nichimo even for an old kit they have some nice details on there engravings the interior on this was so-so they have done better. I really was looking to do the box art in triple colors but seeing every other plane except one maybe a flight leader all had this scheme only seemed right to follow suit.What next? I am going to have to look around maybe something out of cache#2 WWI quick builds when I want soething more it's 1/32.

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6 hours ago, Landlubber Mike said:

Great job as always Kevin.  That green paint job is stunning.  I haven't been as enamored with the Japanese planes because of the green, but after seeing your build it's growing on me.

I was the same way Mike in the beginning but alot of the ships and planes they built the lines are just to nice.;)

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4 hours ago, Roger Pellett said:

Very Nice!

 

Is this the plane that sunk the Arizona?  It is my understanding that she exploded from one or more bombs made from armor piercing shells and dropped from high altitude bombers; not from dive bombers.

And you would be correct. She was hit by 4 bombs, 2-250kg bombs which did superficial damage, and two of the specials, 14" naval armor piercing rounds converted to bombs... One struck amidships and failed to explode and of course the other, (which glanced off the glasis plate of Turret #2 and penetrated to the magazine where the powder bags for the 16" guns were stored) destroyed the ship....

 

The bomb itself didn't cause the explosion, but created the situation for it to happen..... The damage it caused set fire to a ready-ammo locker outside the magazine wall, the blast effect also caused the wall to fracture and rupture some of the bags inside.... The fire reached the loose powder from the bags which started to burn and the magazine acted just like the breech of a gun concentrating the powder fire. which exploded with enough force to blow out all the athwart ship bulkheads back to the conning tower causing the forward decks to collapse upon themselves, and setting everything aboard in the damaged area on fire. 

 

The USS Vestal was also hit by two of the specials, they both went clean through the ship exiting the bottom where only one exploded bursting some seams causing her to list. She cut herself loose and moved away from the burning Arizona eventually needing to be beached to prevent sinking.... 

 

And yes, It was a flight of 6 I believe and that is how the aircraft were painted....

 

A beautiful job by the way........

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On 12/5/2020 at 1:52 PM, Roger Pellett said:

Very Nice!

 

Is this the plane that sunk the Arizona?  It is my understanding that she exploded from one or more bombs made from armor piercing shells and dropped from high altitude bombers; not from dive bombers.

I do not know if this plane was in on that but the box art says she carried a torpedo and a different paint scheme to which I did not believe.I forsaked the torpedo because she would not fit under the plane with the wheels on Tailfins!so I went with the bomb.The next plane to hit the table is an easy one(old tooling) KI-43 Oscar Hasegawa 1/32 already started and will update later tonight/tomorrow.Thanks for looking in fellas.;) Kevin

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