MPM Kawanishi N1K1 Shiden 紫電 Violet Lightning “George” in 1/72 Scale

This is the limited run MPM Shiden kit from the 1990s.  It is rather crude by today’s standards and has been superseded by the excellent Tamiya offering.  Almost all of the smaller parts have been replaced on this build.  The cockpit was completely replaced and the wheelwells enclosed and detailed.  It can be built into a presentable model but requires a lot of work.

The aircraft carries the markings of Chief Petty Officer Tomeshiro Hiro of the Tsukuba Kokutai in February 1945.

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More N1K models here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/tamiya-kawanishi-n1k1-shiden-%e7%b4%ab%e9%9b%bb-violet-lightning-george-in-1-72-scale/

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