The Vallejo can be mixed colors, so even if it doesn’t look like the interior color of the aircraft, I think if you mix a lot of white in the green, you’ll get that color. This time, I tried to adjust the color by putting white in the #076 Green Sky, but the color as it is was enough to make me feel comfortable.
I cut out a square seal with a template like Voyager’s masking tape cutting out, even though it’s a bit of an irregularity, and then put it on. If there are 3 planes, it is quite troublesome work. I don’t really like masking canopies. I still prefer to build a connected caterpillar.
I talk about games, I want a Play Station 5. It’s embarrassing, but my time has stopped until the Play Station 3. I sometimes play Play Station 2 games, so it’s less than a laggard. As for PS5, I want to be an early adopter, but I don’t know. In Japan, if we can’t buy PS5 on a first-come-first-served basis, we have to draw lots. The reason I didn’t buy a PS4 is that I usually play PC games.
Especially, the inside of the landing gear was painted in metallic blue-green color although it was not in the paint instruction. It’s a brush painted with enamel paint, so I mixed silver, blue, and green to make it a suitable color. I only need a little paint, but I can make a little more if I mix three colors.
This is a high-quality Cartograf decal sheet. I can choose from a variety of aircraft, so even if I make a mistake, may be able to do it again with the other numbers. There are decals that can’t be recovered even if one fails, such as Hinomaru (Japanese flag) or red square not to step on, so I’m nervous.
The first aircraft was when the aircraft carrier Akagi Fighter Group attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the First wave Fighter Command, the first section, #1 Aircraft Lt. Commander Shigeru Itaya (1st wave Fighter Commander).
The yellow band on the tail, one band above the number is the mark of the Flight leader, one above and one below the number is the Squadron leader, two bands above and one band below the number is the Group leader. I don’t know the English name of the unit of fighter plane group. In other words, the more yellow lines there are, the more fighters the leader is commanding.
It’s a small kit. But I think it would be good if you put some ink in the panel line to give a sense of precision. I may emphasize it a little too much, but it depends on the preference of each modeler. I wanted to be able to see it with the naked eye because the precise panel lines were carved.
It seems that the inside of the landing gear hangar is not blue metallic color, but the same gray color as the underside of the body. It might be better to make it according to the SWEET manual and not to paint too much.
This time, I selected the first plane of each Flight Leader as a marking. There are many numbers to choose from, so it would be fun to arrange the first to third planes of each Flight fighters. Even if I explain the marking for a long time, I think there are a lot of things that people don’t understand. First, we need to explain about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the aircraft carrier Akagi. I hope SWEET will continue to release many masterpiece kits.
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.