Wednesday 24 June 2020

Dennis McCone's 1/32 Mitsubishi Raiden

Dennis McCone has kindly shared these images of his Mitsubishi Raiden model built from the Hasegawa 1/32 scale kit, the second in a trio of large scale Japanese aircraft projects.

Details were mainly painted with Humbrol enamels, whilst the upper and lower surfaces were finished with Sovereign Hobbies Colourcoats which Dennis reports airbrushed beautifully. All markings were painted using masks by Mal of Miracle Paint Masks and again using Colourcoats paints. Very impressive - new to me but I am glad to learn about and link them! Dennis commented that the masking job was tricky but in the end worth it. The only decals used were the data plate on the aft fuselage and the wing fuel filler points.

The seatbelts are from the superb RB Productions IJN seat harness set, which although fiddly came out looking great.

Dennis reports that the kit was a very nice build, as is normal for Hasegawa.  The only aspect that gave him some concern was the fit of the cowling to the fuselage but which in the end also came out well.

With special thanks to Dennis for sharing these images of his impressive large scale Raiden model. 

Image credit: All photos © 2020 Dennis McCone


Dan Salamone said...

What a beautiful model, of a beautiful aircraft. Those are (IMO) the quintessential Raiden markings. Great job with the painting, too. Thanks for sharing,


Jim Anderson said...

Really nice Dennis. Agree on the markings for a Jack. A tough looking fighter and you did a fine job putting it together with an equally pleasing touch on the finish.
Thanks Nick and Dennis!


Unknown said...

What a great & beautiful build. I've love this a/c since I was a kid and got the Revell 1/32 offering for Christmas in 1972.


Alex said...

Very nice model. It looks clean and beautiful.

Ken Glass said...

Nice work, Dennis. Thanks for sharing it with us.