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Hasegawa's 1/48 Shiden Kai "George"
Kawanishi N1K2-J

by Kiyokazu Isomi


Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai "George"


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale George is available online from Squadron.com




Here is my Hasegawa 1/48 Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai "George".

I added stressed metal effect to the surface of the model using the following technique:

  1. The undulating surface was achieved by carefully scraping soft lines with a curved scalpel blade.

  2. Lines of rivets no deeper than a coat of paint were then added with the point of a needle.



The kit tail was modified to the larger late version.

The antenna line was omitted

My model represents a Shiden Kai of the 343rd Air Group, 407 Squadron, Kyushu, April 1945, flown by WO Isamu Miyazaki.

Painting and markings were all done by brush. I painted several thin layers, resulting in slightly different shades for each coat. I emphasize these differences by polishing the finished paint job.



The weathering is completed with an enamel wash.

Hasegawa's kit is authentic, easy to build and has relatively few parts (this is becoming more important for me) . I really enjoyed building this masterpiece.



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Model and Images Copyright 2006 by Kiyokazu Isomi
Page Created 15 October, 2006
Last Updated 21 February, 2007

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