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Kyushu J7Wi Shinden, Zoukei-Mura 1/32


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Hi All!

 

This will be my build for ”Air Superiority”, slightly started but not much done.

 

This is Zoukei-Muras´ first kit and it looks outstanding!

 

 

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The big box are crammed with goodies….

 

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More to come soon!

 

Stefan

 

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14 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Cool project, Stefan! You don't see too many of these built. Just a correction, though: the aircraft manufactured was Kyushu, not Mitsubishi.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyushu_J7W_Shinden

 

Kev

 

Many thanks Kevin!

 

I have corrected it now! 

 

I have never seen any 1/32nd ZM kit of the Shinden built in real life.

There have been a few built in magazines, but it´s been very long between the builds, perhaps 2 or 3 since the kit was released.

 

Shame really, as It´s such a beautiful and unusual aircraft, I only hope I can do it justice with this model.

 

Stefan :beer:

 

 

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As usual, the build starts in the cockpit….

 

First I have to choose which seat to use, the one without any straps or the one with the straps molded in?

I choose the ”strapped” seat, It looks quite good, actually, almost as good as a resin seat.

 

 

 

 

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The cockpit side panels built up…

 

 

 

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The cockpit floor…

  

 

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The engine started….

 

 

 

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The Turbo/Compressor stage (?)

 

 

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Distributor, ignition ring and the mount for the seat pan….

 

 

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The long propeller axle and the engine cooler….

 

 

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The cooler is very nicely detailed….

 

 

 

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Only thing left is to figure out which colors to use…

 

I can´t read Japanese and I don´t know what color-system ZM refers to, I THINK it´s Vallejo or Gunze...

 

 

 

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Stefan

 

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I had the engine already partly built up and the next step was all the small exhaust pipes.

The short ones were already molded in the back plate, but the 9 longer ones had to be glued one by one.

 

It looked as a daunting task, HOW would i get these in place?

 

 

 

 

 

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 it looked very hard to do, but the pieces just snapped in place!

Incredible engineering and fit!

 

 

 

 

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The gearbox and the magneto pack glued to the front of the engine (faced to the rear).

 

 

 

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The back face (facing forward, confused….?) of the engine with all the exhausts and the machine box (?) in place.

 

 

 

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More exhaust pipes to go…

 

 

 

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The long propeller axle done….

 

 

 

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The large radiator….

 

 

 

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Fuel tank done…

 

 

 

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I repeated some old pics with new, better ones.

 

 

Stefan  :beer:

 

 

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