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

The Aoshima Shiden series are nice kits but are often overlooked.  This is the N1K1 with the redesigned wing incorporating all four Type 99 20 mm cannon internally.  The kit has shallow wheelwells but a passable cockpit.  The clear parts are a strong point and the canopy can be posed in the open position.  The gear doors do need replacing as they are thick and molded into the landing gear legs – an odd choice for such a nice kit.  Markings are from a Kopro decal sheet and represent a Shiden of the Yokosuka Kokutai.

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