Arawasi contest #8

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 008 - BILL WECKEL #2

I’m not saying it wasn’t good in its day and I’m not saying a good modeler can’t make something of it. I’m saying that, for about $10 more, you can get the beautiful Hasegawa kit that is beautifully detailed and well engineered. Unless you already own the kit, built it as a kid and there’s some nostalgia factor, or are just the type of person who has to see it for themselves, I would steer clear of this one.
I lost interest in the build about halfway through. As I said, it wasn’t an enjoyable experience this shows in the finished work. I think this was my first attempt at chipping paint and I don’t think it looks very convincing.
All the markings are painted with masks I made myself and stem from a Polish book on late war IJAAF units. I can look up the specifics of this sentai if one of you needs the details.
-Bill Weckel-
 
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

Bill Rutherford said...

What make and scale is this kit? I'm guessing 1/32 but don't recognize the kit...

Toryu said...

This seems to be the 1/48 (actually 1/50) Tamiya kit. The chipping may not be perfect but I like the colours that look quite accurate, particularly for the prop blades - good! 4.7 I'd say

Bill said...

Bill: This is the old Tamiya 1/48 kit.
Toryu: Thanks for the kind words!

Bill Rutherford said...

Ah! I jumped to conclusions - I thought your reference to the Hasegawa kit was to your beautiful 1/32 Hasegawa build...

Jan Kaňov said...

Beautiful model. Hayate is just the top plane!
4.9 points.

Anonymous said...

Before reading the comments I was going to say, let me guess, the Tamiya 1/48 kit. It really is a difficult kit. I did mine in natural metal and the markings of the 104th Sentai. All things considered I think it came out pretty well and vote 4.7.

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D. Chouinard said...

Great job on an old kit! 4.8