IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY NAKAJIMA A6M2-N Type 2 FLOATPLANE FIGHTER (THUNDERBOLT) SWEET 1/144

box art of Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter

It is a Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 floatplane fighter of 1/144 scale. Sweet has obtained a new report of the U.S. military investigation, and it is a definite version kit that accurately reproduces the dimensions of the unknown point.

box art illustration of Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter The dolly (ground moving carriage) and wave scene base are attached.

The dolly (ground moving carriage) and wave scene base are attached, and you can choose either of display positions.

painting of the water base painting the water decoration table, Mr. crystal color tourmaline green

For some reason, I finished painting the water decoration table first. I might do the white dry brush a bit more. I am planning to paint the fighters as belonging to track island and Maikor Island in Indonesia, so I made a shade like an emerald green which imaged the south island. I blew blue and green based on Mr. crystal color tourmaline green. I purchased crystal colors a few years ago, but I did not have any opportunity to use it in my modeling. It is surprisingly good transparent feeling.

Paint the engines. Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter

Paint the engines.

making 1/144 scale float plane fighter Masking of a cockpit and concentration are required for the fine work.

Masking of a cockpit and concentration are required for the fine work. Especially the Japanese airplane in WWII with many frames. I used a Tamiya masking tape that also adapts to the curved surface.

masking of the upper body of 1/144 fighter I completed the basic painting with dark green and light gray green.

I completed the basic painting with dark green and light gray-green. Although it is still plain, after putting the decal, it should make it look better dramatically.
(16-June-2017)

Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter, build and painting to finish

Nakajima A6M2-N is completed. It is a water plane based on the Zero. Because it is splashed from the propeller at boarding time, the pilot gets on and off the starboard. By the way, Sweet’s box character also hangs up on the right side ladder.

Nakajima A6M2-N is completed. It is a water plane based on the Zero.

The total amount of production is 327 aircraft. It was especially mass-produced as a water fighter. At that time, only Japan was developing watercraft with manpower.

Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter. The total amount of production is 327 aircraft.

The marking is 902nd Flying Group Fighter Squadron, Caroline Is. Truk I. Oct. 1943-Feb.1944.

The marking is 902nd Flying Group Fighter Squadron, Caroline Is. Truk I. Oct. 1943-Feb.1944. Making of Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter. water base and Nakajima Floatplane Fighter I painted the engine and also applied the dry brush, so it looks slightly visible. Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter.

I painted the engine and also applied the dry brush, so it looks slightly visible.

Painting of Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter. 1/144 scale airplane plastic model IJN fighter Dolly and water base and Nakajima A6M2-N.

Dolly and water base and Nakajima A6M2-N.

The lower side of the aircraft was light gray-green

The lower side of the aircraft was light gray-green, and the No.3 air-to-air bomb painted a line of silver. It was easy if Sweet made the silver line decals, but is it too difficult to paste the tiny seal?

the No.3 air-to-air bomb painted a line of silver The antenna wire is a metal fine wire. Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter.

The antenna wire is a metal fine wire. Just to be sure, I thought about strength and wrapped it around the rod. There seems to be no thread break.

Lightning mark is added to this fighter, and the propeller spinner is red.

Lightning mark is added to this fighter, and the propeller spinner is red. By the way, both fighters propellers fronts are painted in silver, but the back side is matte black. The reason is not to be disadvantageous to the pilot by a shiny reflection.

both fighters propellers fronts are painted in silver, but the back side is matte black The marking is 934th Flying Group Fighter Squadron, Banda Sea Ambon / Enu Is. Maikoor Indonesia, Mar.1943-Feb.1944.

The marking is 934th Flying Group Fighter Squadron, Banda Sea Ambon / Enu Is. Maikoor Indonesia, Mar.1943-Feb.1944.

1/144 airplane plastic model making it is recommended because this base is painted and decorated with good appearance.

At first, I thought this water base is unnecessary and Don’t put extra stuff in it. But it is recommended because this base is painted and decorated with good appearance.

water base painting 1/144 Sweet Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter The mold of the panel line was so delicate that it was not possible to put  much effective inking.

The mold of the panel line was so delicate that it was not possible to put much effective inking. I was worried about how to complete this fighter.

painting backside of the IJN fighter backside of the Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter. Mini-scale airplanes are small and looks easy to finish, but it's not easy.

Mini-scale airplanes are small and look easy to finish, but it’s not easy. As the adhesive protrudes, it gets dirty immediately, and fine masking is difficult. It is small enough to put on my palm, it is interesting the sense of precision is tremendous.

Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Floatplane Fighter, build and painting to finish

I bought this kit a couple of years ago, compared with the price range of the previous 1/144 kit, even if it entered two aircraft, it was expensive at a price. Of course, there are no complaints about details and molds.
(20-June-2017)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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