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Daniel Klink (Springbank)

Mitsubishi G4M2E Betty + Ohka *finished*


45 | 18. March 2019, 21:52
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Daniel Klink
Just noticed that i never built one of those by now 🙂
Time to give it a go 👍
21. June 2019, 21:00
Guy Rump
Following with interest, I've got one of these in my stash 🙂
21. June 2019, 21:05
David Januska
Well another Japanese bird from Daniel. Very interesting for me. There is also one in my stash. So I'll take a seat.
22. June 2019, 05:32
David Januska
What is the next fuselage on the fourth picture? Another interesting project? Very promiaing so far👍.
22. June 2019, 05:35
Daniel Klink
Hi and welcome mates, a lot of transparent parts to mask await you guy and James 🙂
Got the 48 tamiya too but that one will be done in the future!
@David welcome and in pic 4 you can see the fuselage of the ki.109 by Hasegawa
Mitsubishi Ki.109 Interceptor completed | Album by Springbank (1:72)
Cheers Daniel
22. June 2019, 08:01
David Januska
Thanks Daniel. Ki-109 was made from Hiryu bomber?
22. June 2019, 19:47
Daniel Klink
Hi David! Yes they developed it from the Hiryu..But it was not successful anyway
22. June 2019, 21:11
Rick Corts
Bit late but will follow!
6. July 2019, 15:43
Daniel Klink
Welcome Rick, glad you found it !
and while Peggy waits for her Make up, Betty gets her fuselage setup 🙂
8. July 2019, 15:30
Agustin Prellezo
Following. I am a fan of wwii japanese planes.
10. July 2019, 14:10
Daniel Klink
Welcome Agustin 👍 Me too as you can see 🙂
19. July 2019, 11:45
Daniel Klink
Hm, the fit of the Cowlings and nacelles could have been better.. Well still some work to do.
It is just a test fit but you see it clearly even without primer.. 🙂
Also did some sanding and rescribing of wrong fuselage panels by HAsegawa
21. July 2019, 21:03
Following one more time, Daniel😉
27. July 2019, 22:33
Daniel Klink
Welcome mate, and i hope i will bring this to a good result 🙂
28. July 2019, 18:18
I'm sure of it, Daniel😉
28. July 2019, 22:34
Roberto Rocat
I'm in, of course. I, too, love these Japanes aircraft!
29. July 2019, 16:33
Dave Flitton
29. July 2019, 16:55
Daniel Klink
Welcome DAve and Roberto, take a seat and happy to have you here👍

29. July 2019, 19:54
Slavo Hazucha
Cookies, brownies or cup-cakes, count me in!😉
29. July 2019, 20:15
Daniel Klink
Welcome Slavo, all those window and interior stuff with japanese planes could really be troublesome during building..🙂 Especially you have to glue the clearparts before fixing to the fuselage. But in the end i love those flying Greenhouses 🙂
31. July 2019, 16:44
Daniel Klink
Just another masking orgy 🙂
3. August 2019, 18:08
Daniel Klink
Thank you JAmes.. and still a lot of badges to do.. But end is in sight 🙂
3. August 2019, 21:36
Stephan Ryll
Oh masking time Daniel - looking good 👍
4. August 2019, 06:16
That is a fair amount of canopy masking. 🙂 I've noticed that some people use 'Parrafilm M' for masking canopies, have you ever tried that Daniel? (They stretch it sideways, one way, then lay and push it onto the canopy parts, apparently slightly adhesive that way, then they cut away excess with a sharp blade).

I ordered some of the stuff recently so I will get to try it out, otherwise I am used to using Tamiya masking tape.
4. August 2019, 12:29
Slavo Hazucha
That's a black belt in masking-ikebana... Quick count & some man-math indicate there must be around 40 of them total... in 72-scale...!
4. August 2019, 12:38
Daniel Klink
Thank you very much Guys 👍
@Treehugger yap tried it but for me the pre cut Eduard stuff works best . If it is not available for a kit i will do the Parafilm thing.
@Slavo it is finished and the "Load" is fixed together and masked to..
4. August 2019, 20:01
Daniel Klink
Next step was business as usual the black and white preshading..
7. August 2019, 16:01
Your planes could not have been built on an assembly line, the bearings of that line would be glowing! Impressive progress 👍
7. August 2019, 17:29
Daniel Klink
Thank you Frank 👍 First layers of grey green nd IJN Black green added
7. August 2019, 18:56
Slavo Hazucha
The green perfectly accentuates the cucumber-shaped form of the rear fuselage end...😉😉
7. August 2019, 19:43
Daniel Klink
Thank you James for the encouraging words..👍 I hope it will do so in the end🙂
@Slavo !LOL yes but in fact it is abit darker than the pics show.. but nevertheless good point🙂
7. August 2019, 20:44
Stephan Ryll
Comming along nicely Daniel 👍
8. August 2019, 14:59
Greg Baker
Oh, I've been looking at this kit in 1/144... sign me up to see how the master tackles it.
8. August 2019, 15:24
Daniel Klink
Thank you so much guys for the encouraging and nice comments..
@Greg your words are making me blush...🙂
In 1/144 is the old ArII or LS kit ... I think Academy got also one
8. August 2019, 22:13
Daniel Klink
Nearly finished the green cigar🙂
9. August 2019, 10:37
Soeren .
Fantastic work Daniel:
Bought this kit a few days ago again to build it with the Ohka.
Sadly Tamiya has no G4M2E in 48... 🙁
9. August 2019, 10:57
Daniel Klink
Thank you Soeren! Still a nice kit ! But many transparent parts
9. August 2019, 11:32
Soeren .
It is indeed and yeah its a lot of work even with masks - took me quite a time on my Ginga 🙂
9. August 2019, 12:00
Łukasz Gliński
I'm bit late, but will follow
9. August 2019, 13:44
Daniel Klink
Welcome Lukasz,,, perfect timing 👍
Thank you James for your very kind words.. Love to hear this👍
9. August 2019, 21:26
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Daniel.
9. August 2019, 21:29
looking really good
10. August 2019, 08:54
Stephan Ryll
Very nice result Daniel 👍
10. August 2019, 09:40
Slavo Hazucha
Really lookin great with the colors on 👍 The glasshouse also turned out superb, earns you the official title of 'Tape-i-do Sensei'😉
10. August 2019, 09:56
Guy Rump
Looking great Daniel. 🙂 What yellow paint do you use on your Japanese aircraft?
10. August 2019, 13:41
Fantastic progress, Daniel.
10. August 2019, 22:14
Daniel Klink
Thank you so much gentlemen for your kind and encouraging words...
@Slavo "LOL" and a big Bow
@Guy this time i used the decals, though i said i will never do it again last time with a Hasegawa kit 🙂
Antenna and wire added just a few things like a bit of washing and acentuating to do
11. August 2019, 20:19
Stephan Ryll
Very nice detail Daniel 🙂 looking very good 👍
12. August 2019, 15:08
Daniel Klink
Thank you Stephan 👍 a bit annoying is the fact that the aircraft fin and rudder spread and now there is a small gap visible. I heard a rather silent crack too. Now i will try to fix it with tamiya extra thin
13. August 2019, 10:23
Rick Corts
Looks great so far Daniel!
15. August 2019, 12:10
Daniel Klink
Hi Rick, Thank you mate for your nice wors 👍
23. August 2019, 14:35
"Betty" sounds like a nice woman - so this one is a nice plane 👍
29. August 2019, 09:55
Daniel Klink
Hi Frank, the lady was nice plane which easily caught fire when approached her 🙂
24. September 2019, 09:40
David Januska
Hi Daniel, nice photos of a nice result. Did you use some "rusty" washes or something similar for your finishing? I think it is visible on the tail part of the plane and near upper turret on the last picture.
Thanks David
24. September 2019, 13:16
Daniel Klink
Hi David, yes i uses some umbra mixed with rust pigments as a filter there.
Well watched 👍
27. September 2019, 09:30
Roberto Rocat
Super! Bravo.
29. August 2020, 15:27
Daniel Klink
Mille Grazie Roberto 👍
Tutto posto?
29. August 2020, 21:35
Roberto Rocat
Yes, business as usual, luckily 👍
31. August 2020, 17:09
Daniel Klink
Glad to hear it 👍
4. September 2020, 20:14
Guillaume Blanchet
Looking great!
4. September 2020, 20:34
It looks fantastic, Daniel. It is finished?
4. September 2020, 20:40
Daniel Klink
Thank you Guillaume and Cuajete, really much appreicated..
Just one little Detail is missing and on its way to me 🙂
6. September 2020, 20:46
Sebastian Meyner
Well done Daniel!
9. September 2020, 05:08
Daniel Klink
Thank you Sebastian 👍
9. September 2020, 16:07
9. September 2020, 17:03
Agustin Prellezo
Very well done
12. September 2020, 14:47
Nice Betty 👍
12. September 2020, 15:28
Fantastic, Daniel. Congrats!
12. September 2020, 17:58
Daniel Mysak
Nice and rare modell, looks realy fine👍.
12. September 2020, 18:00
Daniel Klink
Thank you very much for you positive and encouraging words Gary, Augustin, Jens, Cuajete and Daniel 👍
They are so welcome and much appreciated 👍
I was struggling with myselr about the worn look in the original pic. But i decided not to do her that way because that heavily battered look,
destroys the real elegant and clean design of that Plane, that i wanted to dispay.
my next Betty will be a wornout and batterd chipping orgy 🙂
12. September 2020, 21:21
Looks fantastic, Daniel
12. September 2020, 23:37
Daniel Klink
Thank you Spanjaard, much appreciated👍
I like it too, becaus i think the one color scheme and realtively new look shows the elegant and clean design of this aircraft.
13. September 2020, 19:21
Roberto Rocat
Beautiful aircraft, beautiful build and painting, I really like it 👍
19. September 2020, 17:44
Clifford Keesler
Beautiful Daniel.
19. September 2020, 21:00
Scott Dutton
Really nice job, look forward to the contrasting battered one. This will be my favourite though, a beautiful plane
19. September 2020, 22:31
Daniel Klink
Thank you very much Roberto, Cliff and Scott....much appreciated mates 👍
@Scott the next Betty will be a G4M1 by Tamiya in 1/48 ..lots of surface for chipping and scraping🙂
20. September 2020, 20:27
Rui S
Very nice model and base. 👍 I look forward to se the one I prefer. The wornout and batterd chipped one.😉
28. February, 19:14
Daniel Klink
Thank you Rui,very much appreciated 👍 yap that will be one of the next projects..
Just added some pics to make the Ohka more visible🙂
28. February, 22:23
I think "beautiful" is the central term concerning this build. Well done Daniel!
1. March, 09:24
Slavo Hazucha
So the perfectly cucumber-shape & colored Betty now got an appropriately themed cutting board!😉

Not that it needed much in terms of an upgrade - but this definitely is one - looks great on the background and beautiful photo-shoot too! 👍
1. March, 09:37
Daniel Klink
Thank you Neuling very glad you like it!👍
1. March, 10:22
Daniel Klink
@Slavo very much appreciated, thank you Mate ()
Lighting and Background makes a big difference indeed. The only thing that bothers me a bit is this nose antenna.
But its got to be there 🙂
1. March, 10:24
James C
This is a gorgeous looking build and inspired me to purchase the Tamiya 1/48 kit when I first saw it completed. I may even build it one of these days😉👍
1. March, 17:29
Daniel Klink
Hello to the other side of the world and thanks mate.
Jens (BAT21) still got the Tamiya Betty in our book for a mini GB..
Three would be great 🙂
1. March, 17:40
Jim J
Well done Daniel! I really like the fading and shading on the wings. I just started my first Japanese subject (a Zero) and am sinking into the quicksand of the color and weathering nuances of modeling these planes.
2. March, 00:15
David Januska
Nice base for presentation, it adds another dimensions to the perfect result.
2. March, 09:19
Emanuel Z.
What a beautiful betty! Well done! Can't wait to build a few japanese aircrafts too
10. March, 21:11
Daniel Klink
@jim yap to make them look more lively one can spent years🙂
Thank you mates for your kind word, very much appreciated👍
11. March, 11:39
Very good job!
11. March, 16:47
Daniel Klink
Thank you curatorm, very happy you like it!
15. March, 10:00


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