Tuesday 18 December 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 010 - MIKE DRISKILL

This is the 1/72 Tamiya kit, converted to represent the second N1K1-J prototype. I was inspired by the kit's rather narrow prop blades, which looked more like the prototype than production machines to me! It was built several years ago.
Modifications to the kit include removal of lower cowl intake, reworking cowl flaps and exhausts, modifying cannon gondolas to represent unarmed fairings, and substituting an Aoshima canopy. The paint color was hand-mixed, all main markings are painted, and weathering was with watercolor washes, pastels, and colored pencils.
I have ended with another product placement. This wonderful new book shows in glorious detail all that I did wrong with this model!
- Mike Driskill, Knoxville, Tennessee USA -


Arawasi said...

I like it a lot Mike. Good job. And in 1/72! 8

Toryu said...

I think this is an excellent conversion and brilliant craftmanship. The modifications left no traces. Nice colour, too. True that this great book would have offered a lot of detail, but always waiting for the next better book can stall all modelling (I know this feeling...). 9.5 from me.

George Bryant said...

Excellent work Mike. The finish looks so good. 9.5 in my book.

D. Chouinard said...

Looks really nice! Good job on the modifications, and in 1/72nd too. I did notice a mismatch in the anti glare panel between right and left sides. 8.

Baronvonrob said...

It checks all the boxes... 9.5 !

Well Done Sir !