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J7W1 Shinden
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 12:56 AM UTC
Zoukei-Mura's new line of 1/48 kits reflects the complexity of their 1/32 offerings. First off is the Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden. Jean-Luc Formery tackles it with his usual flair and artistry.

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JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 04:22 AM UTC
Jean-Luc,

Wonderful model!

I am amazed by the detail. I appreciate the Zoukei-Mura idea of detail inside and out. I want one of these now. Did the gap behind the canopy cause trouble adding the canopy?

Micro painting aircraft has not appealed to me before yet your effect inspires me to try it after all.
russamotto
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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 05:23 AM UTC
It is a very impressive build with no wings or skin. The finished scheme is very eye catching.
DougN1
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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 05:24 AM UTC
Very nice looking Shinden! One of these days I'll need to build my 1/32 kit

Doug
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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 07:48 AM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

Lovely job! (Now I just need to find the time to get back to my poor neglected kit before Staff_Jim books a ticket to Blighty to come and strangle me! )

All the best

Rowan
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 08:09 AM UTC
I'm certainly looking forward to more 1/48 scale releases by Zoukei-Mura. This certainly has to be one of the most complex 1/48 scale aircraft kits.

Jean-Luc Formery has once again demonstrated his modeling skills with this model.
Joel

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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 11:14 PM UTC
Hi all,

Thank you for the kind words.


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Did the gap behind the canopy cause trouble adding the canopy?



Not really because I have used the parts to display the canopy open. The rear clear part is smaller in this configuration and the sliding hood hides this. The windscreen however needed some touch ups with white glue. Getting both fuselage halves closer together would have helped a little here...

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 05:33 AM UTC
Absolutely delightful, Jean-Luc- cheers! One of my favorite planes- and this build looks like fun.
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 07:32 AM UTC
very very nice. inside and outside !...
phumbles
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 11:34 PM UTC
Great build mate great build
bdanie6
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 - 09:16 AM UTC
great build Jean-Luc, beautiful job
TedMamere
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Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 05:26 PM UTC
Hi all,

Thanks again guys...

Jean-Luc