Mitsubishi G4M2E Betty Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun Kōkū tai (Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service 1912-1945) 721 Naval Flying Group, 708 Attack Sqn. 721-05 | World War 2»Pacific War - Kagoshima Kanoya AB April 1945
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
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
Treehugger 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
bughunter 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
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
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
bughunter "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.
24. September 2019, 13:16
Daniel Klink Hi David, yes i uses some umbra mixed with rust pigments as a filter there.
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