Arawasi Contest 010

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 010 - JEAN BARBY

My first post for the last Navy fighter will be the Kawanishi N1K1. The Hasegawa kit is a very good base to start with. The cockpit can be improved, I did, but now Aires has a very nice set for that. Riveting the plane was also an improvement of the overall appearance, but the part where you really need to work is the undercarriage legs with all the complicated hydraulic lines to duplicate. Solder wire is very helpful there. I did my own mixture for the Kawanishi green giving it a more blue shade. The plane belongs to the 341 Kokutai which was wiped out during the Philippines campaign.
 
- Jean Barby -
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

11 comments:

Arawasi said...

A really very nice model! 9

GeeBee said...

Très beau travail, Jean ! 1/48 Hasegawa ?...

Michael Thurow said...

Nice work, Jean. I think all Shiden kits have a problem regarding detail and accuracy. The complexity of the plane seems difficult to reproduce. Sorry for not voting but I will have an entry for the contest, too.
It may be disputable if there was a variation in green called 'Kawanishi Green'. I'm quite convinced of Nick Millman's research and his excellent paper about IJN greens.

Barby jean said...

Sorry! This is the Hasegawa kit in 1/48th! Thanks JB!

Barby jean said...

Oups I just realize that I did mix my pictures!This show the second model I was supposed to show, the one with the four 20mm guns in the wings, and, of course this one is from the 210 Kokutai. Georges I send you the right pics right away! Sincerly sorry!

Arawasi said...

No worries Jean. An 8 from me for this one.

Michael Thurow said...

I like this one even more than the previous one!

Barby jean said...

No worry Michael, but just take in consideration that the article of N. Millman did not exist at the time I built my Shiden,and my main source of reference was the Model Art dedicated to this plane. Best regards.

D. Chouinard said...

Looks really nice, Jean! 9

Toryu said...

Very well build model with a nice finish to Jean's usual excellent standard. I just have a small 'but' because for my eyes the green doesn't appear saturated (dark) enough and the exhaust stains are too pronounced. I'd give it an 8.5 (= not quite a 9)

MH said...

Good detailing. In all note 9

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