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Tamiya Aichi M6A1 Seiran 1/72


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Hi everyone!

A fun little build that took me way too long to finish.  I usually try and do something in 1/72 when I am working on a larger kit (in this instance, the 1/32 Revell Me 262 B1-U1) so that I feel like I am actually accomplishing something in a reasonable amount of time.  Looking at the pictures I notice the weathering is very inconsistent - the nosecone and props are pristine, as are the yellow wing strips, in contrast to the rest of the aircraft.  Something I will fix here shortly.  The dolly is wholly unweathered at this point, too.

Comments and suggestions are of course, welcomed.  This is actually only my second Japanese aircraft, both in 1/72.

Thanks, Chris

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Super cool, I like your choice of the subject Chris. Weathering was probably a challenge in 1/72, but it looks pretty sweet , nice and clean.

And welcome to the forum :)

 

Cheers

Martin

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Thanks Gary!  I'm pretty sure it is a telescopic sight, but just remembered to look at the pictures of the Seiran at Udvar Hazy (which is only about 20 min away from where I live) and that plane doesn't have it.  In any event, seems to be over-scale...

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Chris, that looks great!  I see the yellow and prop as being improbably clean, that’s it. The rest looks great. 
Everytime I try 1/72, I make a mess of it, my eyes just ain’t there anymore. 
 

Stunning build!  

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Hi Chris and welcome to the party - great to have you on board. Your Aichi M6A1 Seiran is looking so good and the weathering is spot on the money. The yellow leading edges look fine and the only area that needs some additional work is the spinner. The prop is fine and if you feel it warrants some weathering, a bit of chipping on the leading edges is all I would do. Afterall props do get bent, chipped and cracks and need to be replaced. 

How about a catchup build thread of your Me 262? Surely looking forward to following your build. 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 9/5/2022 at 6:10 PM, Peterpools said:

Hi Chris and welcome to the party - great to have you on board. Your Aichi M6A1 Seiran is looking so good and the weathering is spot on the money. The yellow leading edges look fine and the only area that needs some additional work is the spinner. The prop is fine and if you feel it warrants some weathering, a bit of chipping on the leading edges is all I would do. Afterall props do get bent, chipped and cracks and need to be replaced. 

How about a catchup build thread of your Me 262? Surely looking forward to following your build. 

 

 

 

 

 

Good to see you active over here Peter!  I've missed you at the other site.  I need to take a bunch of pictures of the ME-262 and put together a build thread.  You, as usual, spur me on!  Thanks for the comments and suggestions - I'll be working on those too.

All the best,

Chris

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