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J7W1 Shinden (Hasegawa 1/48)

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J7W1 Shinden (Hasegawa 1/48)
Posted by kullervo on Saturday, May 29, 2010 5:00 AM

Hello folks,

Its been a long time since i did not post on this forum.

I'm actually trying to finish the detailling process of this japanese WWII prototype before starting with painting/weathering steps that I enjoy the most. Rescribing/riveting and new details from scratch are made with help of the recent Zoukei Moura model in 1/32 (using precisely its instructions sheet found on the Net).

Pics are in logical order :

Bye for now,


Actual state :

Rebuilding the landing gear area :

What it's supposed to be after, according to the big recent Zoukei Moura model :

Some details, among many to add from your own

The seat :

The landing gear inner doors :

The internal wing wiring :

Rebuilding the main undeccariage whell wells make that you have to scratch a complet new engine :

Actually its not finished. Exhausts are missing :

That's all for now !






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  • From: A Spartan in the Wolverine State
Posted by rjkplasticmod on Saturday, May 29, 2010 7:54 AM

That's some very excellent detail work, especially the wheel wells.  keep us posted as you progress.

Regards,  Rick

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  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: South Central Wisconsin
Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, May 29, 2010 8:46 AM

Now this is some excellent work!  As Rick said, especially the gear bays- WOW!  If it turns out anywhere nearly as good as your Corsair, we're in for a real treat.



  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Saturday, May 29, 2010 5:16 PM

That's some frickin awesome work. Can't say I've seen many of these guys built up, so I'll be watching with interest.


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    December, 2005
  • From: Syracuse, NY
Posted by lexesbenz on Sunday, May 30, 2010 11:14 PM

Kullervo do you own the 1/32 shinden by Zoukei Moura as well?

The flying hamster of doom rains coconuts on your pitiful city!!!!
  • Member since
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  • From: Bicester, England
Posted by KJ200 on Monday, May 31, 2010 4:37 AM

That is truly stunning.

Looking forward to seeing more of that.


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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 24, 2010 10:56 AM

Whatever happened to this build?

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    July, 2003
  • From: Huntington, WV
Posted by Kugai on Friday, December 24, 2010 6:11 PM

I'd like to see more, too.

I'm also wondering about references.  I'm doing a quick build of the Hasegawa 1:72 Shinden, but would love to try adding detail to a larger kit someday if I could get more info.

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Posted by WJModels on Monday, September 10, 2012 6:11 AM

Fantastic work you've done. It really brings out the depth seen only in the actual aircraft. It will be worth writing an article for publication. very educational for modeling enthusiasts. A project like this takes a lot of energy, I hope you will continue to the finish.

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 10, 2012 8:43 AM


This thread is over 2 years old and wonder if you ever completed your project. I saw the 1/48 and 1/32 Zoukei Moura models at the 2012 IPMS Nats and they looked awesome!



Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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Posted by kullervo on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:20 AM

Hello !!!

Of course that i'll finish it, but unfortunately some models to build for some customers stopped the project these two years; I'll post as soon as possible new pics...

Thanks !!!!!!!!


  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:12 PM

Yeah, I too would love to see how she comes out, amazing work!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen


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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:30 PM

Wow...and I thought Vance was slow...


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