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CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 02:24 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the Kawanishi N1K3 – J (George) from Aoshima in 1/72nd scale.

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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 01:05 AM UTC
The way they handle the cockpit interior is superior. I hope this is a wave of the future.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 01:19 AM UTC
Why do you think molding the spinner in two parts is bad? Provided the seam goes where the spinner and rear plate meet on the real aircraft, that's the ideal way to do, IMO. Pretty much all advantages: no tricky masking needed when painting the prop, easier parts cleanup, and molding the parts separately allows for better and more realistic details than molding the prop-spinner subassembly as a single piece.
(cf. the silly way Zvezda's chose to mold the prop and spinner on their 1:48 scale Yak-3: prop together w/ spinner front half, spinner halves meeting where there's no seam on the real thing, [b]and[/url] the actual spinner & back plate seam missing...)


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The way they handle the cockpit interior is superior. I hope this is a wave of the future.


That's nice indeed! IIRC, Tamiya has done that on their newer kits. Hope this trend spreads.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 01:48 AM UTC
Eetu: I am not sure you have understood my comment. the cone is note split front and rear, the cone is supplied in two halves.