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Fine Molds 1:48 scale Yokusuka D4Y2 Suisei "Judy" nightfighter

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#1 Plasticsurgeon


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

this is my latest build and I believe my third here on LSP......

About the kit;
A first glance gave me the impression that it was as good as a Hasegawa or Tamiya kit but it wasn't......it lacked detail on some parts, the wheelbays, it could use more panel lines, fit of one part of the fuselage (underside of the tail) didn't fit well and used some sanding. Instruction was in japanese with some instruction in english for painting SOME of the parts.So I had to use my imagination a lot....

The build is staight out of the box except for the Eduard seatbelts and and the electric wire for the brakelines.
Tried to make "stressed metal" by using putty on the panels, but this doesn't work on such small scale so I sanded it off.

Painted it with Tamiya IJN green and IJN grey, Tamiya lemon yellow with a pinch of red for the IFF and lines on the prop.
Tamiya red for the hinomarus, exhaust stains are Revell enamels- black, some different sand and light brown colours.
Chipping is done with a small brush, using Revell silver and different shades of green, and Tamiya interior colour.

The flash of the camera doesn't do justice to some of the "green" chips and navigation light in some pics.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:47 PM



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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

I indeed do like that! But! all of your painting detail work would be easier to see if the background, did not have such a high-contrast visual texture that competed with the details of the model and, were a single solid color, such as a light valued pillow case, t-shirt, or sheet of poster paper.


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

An excellent build, got to build myself a Judy someday...

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:03 AM


WOW !! That looks very impressive and so very NICE. :punk:

I see reading your post that there were issues but even so you manage to over come them and even mastered the Japanese :wicked: ..Just joking...

.....No, really, you did a marvelous job of gettng the model built SO BRILLIANTLY .It is admirable workmanship and the weathering et al is just SUPERBLY done.

It is a masterful work and I don't know what you used for the weathering techniques to make those scuff marks on the wings etc but it works PERFECTLY .. :wow:

LOVE IT... :wub: :wub:

edit:spelt name wrong.

Edited by MARU5137, 18 April 2012 - 08:04 AM.

Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.

#6 Shawn M

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

ooo this looks very nice!
After reading Meatballs and Dead Birds this is on my list to build....to bad there is no 1/32

I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:01 AM

....to bad there is no 1/32

Combat's got one in 1/32- Nice looking Finemolds judy there, also!!

1/35 AH-56A Cheyenne-DONE!
1/32 Yak-38- Done!


 1/32 F-111C for the ABIM Group Build!

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