SYUSUI MITSUBISHI J8M ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 BOX-ART PACKAGE I read a book about the Imperial Navy’s development of a prototype jet fighter called “Shusui Issen” written by Yoji Watanabe, and I wanted to make one someday. The Japanese word “Issen” means a flash of lightning.

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 SEAT-BELT NANO AVIATION SERIES This fine mold kit comes with a set of precision seatbelts from the Nano Aviation series.

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 COCKPIT The cockpit is very small. The jet engine was a mixture of liquid A and liquid B, mixing liquid mainly consisting of a hydrogen peroxide aqueous solution and liquid mainly consisting of hydrazine hydrate and methanol. It’s like riding on a tank of big dangerous goods. The test pilot’s trouble is inferred.

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 INSTRUMENT PANEL The instrument panel is simple.

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKING SEAT-BELT NANO AVIATION SERIESI have used this series of seat belts several times before. It is fine and easy to adjust and very good.
(2019/08/15)

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 INSTALLED THE MAIN WING Installed the main wing.

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 SLED FOR LANDING I attached a sled for landing.

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 MASKING CANOPY Masking the canopy.

SYUSUI TEST MODEL MITSUBISHI ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR FINEMOLDS 1/35 PITOT TUBEI replaced the Pitot tube with a brass pipe I made myself.
(2019/08/18)

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 CREOS MR.COLOR 58 YELLOWISH ORANGE As it is a prototype model, I mainly use Creos Mr.Color #58 yellowish-orange. It looks strange without a horizontal tail.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 ATTACHED DECALSI attached decals, so it will be completed soon.
(2019/08/21)

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO This prototype jet fighter, named Shusui, was designed based on the jet fighter such as the Messerschmitt Me163, which was provided by Germany. It is a design drawing that was secretly brought to Japan by a submarine, and a part of it was sunk and lost in the middle. Rather, it may be correct to say that you just received a few schematic diagrams and worked hard until Japan managed to fly them.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTOR In a way, it’s sort of like reverse engineering, as Germany has proven it can be a practical use.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO TEST MODEL JET FIGHTER The assembly manual of Finemolds has 4 pages of detailed explanation of the actual machine in small letters, which is very helpful.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO The flight and development of the prototype plane continued until July 1945 despite the deaths in the accident. At that time, there might have been a premonition of the end of the war, but even though we knew it would end on August 15, engineers who were developing at that time would not know the future. I wanted to see Shusui in action.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO TEST MODEL JET FIGHTER Marking is a test ride aircraft of Captain Toyohiko Inuzuka during the first flight of a test model Syusui. A test flight was conducted at Oppama Airport on July 7, 1945. The test flight went up to an altitude of 500 m, but the engine stopped, and the gliding flight attempted to land, but the crash landing and destroyed. Captain Inuzuka was unconscious and in critical condition with a basal fracture, died that night. After that, the war ended without the second test flight.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO The fuselage was made of aluminum alloy and the main wing was made of wood.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO TEST MODEL JET FIGHTER SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO The wheels cannot be stored, so they drop them after take off. At the time of landing, they will only land with a hydraulic sleigh and a tail wheel.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO TEST MODEL JET FIGHTER SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO TEST MODEL JET FIGHTER I thought it would be like a toy if I finish it with yellow gloss. I put a little gradation on the dark base in the process I always do. I spray semi-glossy clear as decal protection.

SYUSUI FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO ROCKET-POWERED INTERCEPTORIt was a small airplane with a few parts, so it was not so difficult. The engineers worked so hard to fly the jet fighter with just a few German blueprints. It was a page of the development of new weapons just before the end of the war.
(2019/08/23)

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