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#4498218 - 11/24/19 10:05 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Good looking Pup there BD..just got a new pup myself a mini doberman ,,big change from an 80 pound yellow lab..Names Iggy and she will tear up you ankles if you mess with me


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#4498270 - 11/25/19 05:18 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Great looking builds Ajay. thumbsup

As for a J2M there is only one left in the world
and I get to see it on a weekly basis if I want...

Here is a nice write up on the Raiden/Jack.
The Survivors: Mitsubishi J2M Raiden – The Last Japanese Thunderbolt: https://acesflyinghigh.wordpress.co...2m-raiden-the-last-japanese-thunderbolt/

Internet Archive version of the article: https://web.archive.org/save/https:...2m-raiden-the-last-japanese-thunderbolt/


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#4498279 - 11/25/19 11:32 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Half your luck Wheels! I've seen that one pop up on a few sites in through my build...and of course the many modeller discussions about its markings and colours biggrin Great looking plane the Jack, i really came to like it during my build, the Ki84 not so much.


BD, that dog looks like it has had a hard night lol!


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and the two together, i call them Laurel and Hardy smile

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Couple of issues you may not notice on a first waltz through the pics-

The front of the canopy would not seal down tight on the nose, something i should have sorted pre paint stage, same with the rear section that sits proud.

The middle section of the canopy doesn't line up with anything biggrin so i left it unglued and just sat it where needed for the shots. For display i will have to glue it open otherwise i will definitely lose it. There is also a nasty blade slice on the left side of the middle canopy that may not have been seen, once you see it you won't miss it!

The nose 24 decal, you'll need to look at that again as well. The first 24 i placed went to pieces when i inadvertently placed tape over it when doing the wing leading edge yellow, i tried joining the pieces back but it was about as fun as drifting onto some trees in a plane with no fuel wink I had to place the remaining 24 decal over the remnants of the trashed one and then weather it and blend it in...but you can see i got it a smidge out and the original peeks through at the top of the 2. I think the doubling up of the decal there also didn't help with the semi glaring clear section of the decal that appears thick. I should have trimmed the numbers out in hindsight.

The wing lamp lens area needed more attention but by the time i started looking at it seriously i had already painted and was in..that's good enough mode. It did get some trimming and sanding and i was just happy it ended up sitting as flush as it is. Still, both really decent kits for such a cheap price and any headaches were mostly of my own making. Really chuffed with how both of them have turned out. Thanks once again for all the appreciation guys, it's been a cool couple of builds.




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#4498282 - 11/25/19 12:01 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Outstanding work Ajay and got to say reading your posts was very enjoyable for me,,, M8 you are light years away from the modeling I did as as a young pup..


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#4498286 - 11/25/19 12:39 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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We've had a couple of lurchers BD. Ali was a collie / greyhound cross we had until 2006. Ted was saluki / grey / deerhound cross. He died almost a year ago, at 14 or 15 years of age. He used to keep me company down in the shed, and get in the way a bit!

No chance of getting to the sprayboothh when he was down here. He was a big lad.
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And something of an athlete in his day.
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He also had a variety of poses similar to yours when sleeping, and a wayward tongue. We miss him a lot, and we've just started looking for his successor. Although is has been nice being able to sit on the sofa as and when I want to!


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#4498296 - 11/25/19 01:20 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Outstanding work Ajay and got to say reading your posts was very enjoyable for me,,, M8 you are light years away from the modeling I did as as a young pup..



Thanks mate. I don't think i would want to see what one of my kits as a kid looked like now. No patience back then, but they were still fun to do.


Goon, there is some weird looking dude in your shed! In all seriousness though, that bottom pic is a fantastically good shot.


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#4498309 - 11/25/19 03:36 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Love the skin effect on that one, and the weathering in general. Even though, heavy as it is, it kind of screams for a diorama (plane forgotten in a shed or something...)

Even more amazing given the size comparison with the glasses.

#4498316 - 11/25/19 04:27 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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I would be remiss in not complimenting you not just on the superior model making skills, but the photography.

Simply expert.


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#4498347 - 11/25/19 11:41 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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#4498355 - 11/26/19 12:44 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Thanks guys, i swear my next kit is going to clean and simple!


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#4498358 - 11/26/19 12:55 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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#4498367 - 11/26/19 04:45 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Really nice work on these builds, Ajay. Thanks for posting the logs, they are fun to follow.


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#4498375 - 11/26/19 08:13 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Thanks Ajay, he was a handsome lad. (Apologies for slightly derailing your thread.)

That 1/24 DR.1 is stunning, lots of extra work involved. Fancy rigging something Ajay?!


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UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing.
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HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you can take the wall with you.

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#4498376 - 11/26/19 09:28 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: goon]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard


I've looked at a few WWI jobs, some beautiful aircraft. I'll be dipping my toes in the water next year.


Originally Posted by adlabs6
Really nice work on these builds, Ajay. Thanks for posting the logs, they are fun to follow.


Cheers mate smile

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Thanks Ajay, he was a handsome lad. (Apologies for slightly derailing your thread.)

That 1/24 DR.1 is stunning, lots of extra work involved. Fancy rigging something Ajay?!


Derail away Goon, it ain't modelling without sone sort of hairy animal hanging around.

Regards WWI stuff, 've been poking around looking at builds and kits and will be biting the bullet on one next year. A bit intimidating but they look gorgeous.


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#4498382 - 11/26/19 11:55 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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cheers :

Superb as usual.

A question tho. What units are the a/c from?
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There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
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I think those two are Japanese.


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#4498394 - 11/26/19 01:38 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
I think those two are Japanese.


LOL biggrin


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#4498400 - 11/26/19 03:10 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
I think those two are Japanese.


Good call OG..LOL


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#4498407 - 11/26/19 04:51 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
I think those two are Japanese.

You sure?


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4498437 - 11/26/19 10:30 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
cheers :

Superb as usual.

A question tho. What units are the a/c from?
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The Jack is Lt. Sadaaki Akamatsu's of 302 Flying Group out of Atsugi Air Base from March '44 until August '45.

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The Imperial Japanese Navy constructed the base in 1938 to house the 302nd Kokutai, one of the Navy's most formidable fighter squadrons during World War II. Aircraft based at Atsugi shot down more than 300 American bombers during the firebombings of 1945.[citation needed] After Japan's surrender, many of Atsugi's pilots refused to follow Hirohito's order to lay down their arms, and took to the skies to drop leaflets on Tokyo and Yokohama urging locals to resist the Americans. Eventually, these pilots gave up and left Atsugi.

General Douglas MacArthur arrived at Atsugi on 30 August to accept Japan's surrender.


The Frank is Staff Sergeant Joten Naito of the Kurai Unit of the 502nd Temporary Interception Corps flying out of Nakatsu Airfield from March to May '45.

Naitos aircraft also has no center bar on the front cockpit canopy, it's there but you just don't paint it smile




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