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Good afternoon, I present my latest off the bench, Hasegawa's version of the Mitsubishi A6M2-N Rufe. The â€œNâ€ denotes the aircraft was actually manufactured by Nakajima (as were all the Rufes). I added the CMK cockpit and used Montex masks for the markings except for four decals not included in the masks. I wanted the aircraft to be weathered but not overly so. The paints were primarily Sovereign Colourcoats with some AKI varnishes and the relatively new AKI panel liners for brown/green and black finishes. The trolley was weathered a bit as they took a beating.
What you are about to see owes its very existence to artistic license and interpretation applied with a liberal dose of what I like to refer to as "plausible realism". In other words, it may not be specifically accurate to this airframe, but it looks like it could have been. This look is not for everyone, and I know this up front, as I normally do not heavily weather my models, but this seemed appropriate, and there was an opportunity here for me to really go off and explore a bunch of techniques. I threw every technique I know at this one and a few I really didn't. The goal was not to see h