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Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Kawanishi N1K1 George

by Brian Criner


Kawanishi N1K1 Shinden "George"


Tamiya's 1/48 scale N1K1 George is available online from Squadron




Here is my rendition of the Tamiya 1/48 scale N1K1 George.

The model was built several years ago straight from the box.



This was one of my first attempts at creating the "chipped" paint effect. There has been much discussion on the internet about the accuracy of chipped paint finishes on Japanese naval aircraft. Though this particular aircraft may or may not have had a chipped finish, at least some Georges appear to have been sent to the field without a proper undercoat.

Regardless of the accuracy, it was a fun project at the time and was instructive on the use of Metalizer as a metal undercoat. I used masking tape to pull paint up, and in places I used a Q tip to rub through the paint.



The final wash was done with Grumbacher artist oils thinned with Turpenoid.


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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Brian Criner
Page Created 11 March, 2005
Last Updated 06 May, 2005

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