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Shinden 03 Oct 2019 11:51 #1

Hi folks . Sorry to report that I failed to document the building of this bird until now.

In the story of Japanese aircraft , there is usually a translation of the meaning in English .
In this case , I have never seen one, so a bit of Googling pulled up several meanings . I took the one that appeared to make the most sense .

New style; new way; modern; ultra modern .

So, here we go ...

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Today , this one of a kind historical aircraft is still sitting in pieces gathering more dust at the Garber Facility .

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Due to the difficulty of painting this bird , I chose to build it in modules to simplify things .

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So, here it is . Not a bad kit but joining the wings to the fuselage was more problematic than I would have expected fro a Has kit.

Cheers, C B)


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Shinden 03 Oct 2019 11:57 #2

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Shinden 03 Oct 2019 12:01 #3

I really love this plane.

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Shinden 03 Oct 2019 13:28 #4

Cool! :thumbsup
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Shinden 03 Oct 2019 13:51 #5

:pilot
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Shinden 03 Oct 2019 17:10 #6

According to the Francillon book Shinden translates to "Magnificent Lightning". The main landing gear is a bit delicate on this one, I thought when I built it. The strut makes quite an angle with the ground.
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Shinden 03 Oct 2019 17:18 #7

A fine job as always - keep it up Sir!
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Shinden 04 Oct 2019 19:25 #8

Nice! Paint looks great so far!

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Shinden 05 Oct 2019 17:35 #9

jeaton01 wrote:
According to the Francillon book Shinden translates to "Magnificent Lightning". The main landing gear is a bit delicate on this one, I thought when I built it. The strut makes quite an angle with the ground.


Thanks for the tip John a rather scary looking landing gear design . Long and spindly and strangely angled .

Makes me wonder if they had problems with rotation .

Magnificent Lightning seems more appropriate to the military . There are at least 5 or 6 other translations and most seemed unlikely .

Cheers, Christian B)

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Shinden 05 Oct 2019 17:39 #10

Thanks for your interest guys . Terry , glad you like it :good

Made a bit more progress.



Decals and some panel line washes

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Cheers, Christian B)

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Shinden 05 Oct 2019 19:06 #11

Spiffy! :thumbsup
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Shinden 05 Oct 2019 19:25 #12

Very advance design, did this actually fly?
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