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Eastern Bulldog - Nakajima JSSF No. 2


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Over the past few days, I've constructed most of the Airfix Bristol Bulldog. Originally I was planning to build it in the provided Swedish Scheme to compliment my Gladiator and an in progress Avro 504, but I instead found that Japan debated building the Bulldog as the JSSF in the early 30s, and decided to build mine as such. As usual, I added some detail to the cockpit, including a new seat, control stick, floor with rudder pedals, and radio rack. It now looks like this:

Nakajima JSSF 2 WIP

Before long, the kit practically assembled itself, which I found remarkable for the age of the moulds:

Nakajima JSSF 2 WIP

 

Painting has just begun, and with any luck, the final result will look like the pic below. I've decided to use the cowl from a Monogram F11C-2 and the prop from a MB Hawker Fury, and the spatted landing gear will be sourced from an Amodel Hawker Fury once it arrives.

Nakajima JSSF 2 WIP

Ultimately, it won't make for an exact replica, but it will be close enough, which is enough to satisfy me.

 

Thanks for checking in,

Stay safe,

Tweener

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Throughout the day I have made more progress, and she is now essentially done, sans a gloss top coat, windscreen, and wheels.

 

Nakajima JSSF No. 2

 

Tomorrow the gloss coat will go on, and soon I will be able to order the Hawker Fury kit needed for the wheel spats. Hopefully I'll be adding this one to the display shelf within a few weeks.

 

That's all for the moment,

Thanks,

Tweener

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