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Tim R-T-C
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Platz Shinden-Kai with lots of wear and tear

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I picked the Platz double boxing a while ago and thought it would be a good tester to play with weathering techniques

So I brush painted with Vallejo Air IJN Dark Green over Tamiya silver from a can, with Vallejo chipping medium applied inbetween.

It worked great, lots of paint flakes that captured the look of the well worn late war prototypes.

The kit was very good, although it is necessary to change the tailfin for ones on an included mini-sprue. Decals are well designed with loads of options, spares for small details and even extra numbers to make your own serials. However the small prop decals would simply not stay in place so I abandoned these and painted tips on instead.

The bottom image is from the great Osprey book on the type.

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That’s come out very nicely - congratulations. I might need to pick up some chipping medium when I do mine.

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Yeah, that chipping medium really did a much better job than any kind of overpaint with silver. Good job with the kit.
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Seems to be one of those oddities of WW2 that most photos of aircraft with chipped paint as extensive as this are IJN or IJA. Suggests that the surface prep or quality of the coatings being used didn't square up with their Allied counterparts. You've nailed the finish perfectly! :D

PS. Nitpicking time ... the N1K2 is the Shiden-Kai ("Violet Lightning - Modified"). No "n". The Shinden ("Magnificent Lightning") is the Kyūshū J7W1 with its characteristic canard arrangement. :geek:
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