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Paul Bradley

Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden 震電 Magnificent Lightning

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Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden, or 震電 - "Magnificent Lightning"

From the old Hasegawa 1/72 kit. Spurious markings, as the real thing only flew once, in 1945, in boring green/grey.

 

49936987512_04e8fc5281_c.jpgshiden01 by Paul Bradley, on Flickr

 

 

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Wonderful!...very nice presentation!

 

Luiz.

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Superb presentation! Why not fly it in formation with the jet version?

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Cheers, guys! 

5 hours ago, Toryu said:

Superb presentation! Why not fly it in formation with the jet version?

A neat idea - I could do the 1/48 jet version and do a forced perspective. I'll have to keep an eye open for a kit. 

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Magnificent!

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That's really nice! 

 

Looks the part - well done :like:

 

SD

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No boring! Wow!

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That's the way!

My old one, with those spindly legs broken over the years :-(.

You inspired me to do the next one, in flight!

Looks SO much better!!!

Zig

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Beautiful build and presentation !

 

Wulfman

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Posted (edited)

Cheers, Zig - doing the occasional model in flight can provide a pleasant change! 

 

Thanks, Wulfman!

Edited by Paul Bradley

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On 5/26/2020 at 8:06 AM, Paul Bradley said:

I could do the 1/48 jet version and do a forced perspective. I'll have to keep an eye open for a kit. 

You could create your own version too Paul!  😀 As I was somewhat forced to do when I started on my Hasegawa 1/48 build.    Accidents happen; and then, necessity became the mother of invention. 😉

 

J7W3 Shinden

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Nice one, Gary - a cool, minimal conversion and thoroughly believable! 

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35 minutes ago, Paul Bradley said:

Nice one, Gary - a cool, minimal conversion and thoroughly believable! 

Thank you Paul!  I'm glad it found favor with you.  Although rough in a few spots, it did give me a little more confidence that I could overcome some modeling obstacles and think outside the box a bit.   Altogether, I enjoyed the challenge and the result.

Thanks again sir!  😀

 

ps:  For many years I used an old veteran plumber named Paul Bradley for all my plumbing troubles.  I thought of that nice old man when I first saw your name here. 🍻

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Great colour scheme - is white or light grey?

 

If you're after larger versions, Hasegawa make a couple of versions in 1/48, along with ZM's 1/48 and 1/32 offerings.

 

BTW - the original prototype made 3 flights, for a total of about 45 minutes flight time. It's currently sitting in the Smithsonian, waiting to be restored.

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Posted (edited)

It's satin-coated Testors Metalizer Aluminium. 🙂

Edited by Paul Bradley

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