Not only can she fly, but she floats!

The Nakajima A6M2-N – Rufe by Hasegawa in 1/72 scale is now ready for inspection…

I really do love the Japanese fighters, and the fact they decided to bolt on a couple of huge floats made this subject all the more appealing.

When I first considered building this kit the initial idea was to go to town with the chipping. We have all seen those models of the Japanese planes all chipped within an inch of their life, but after actually doing a little bit of research on this, I found the whole chipping debate is somewhat of an urban myth. Yes, there were instances of heavy chipping on Japanese aircraft, but this notion that the paintwork was rubbish is just that…rubbish.  Fact is there are a lot of misinterpreted photographs and a lot of myths that just seem to perpetuate through the hobby. That said, I still wanted my build to be an exercise in chipping, so it was just going to be a matter of toning it down a little.  I hope you like where I ended up with this one.

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Posted By admin on April 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm