An appropriate companion to the recent review of Rising Decals Nakajima E8N1/2 sheets, Michael Furry has very kindly shared these images of his splendid 'Dave' floatplane built from the Hasegawa 1/48 scale kit.
Michael built the kit straight from the box, adding only photo-etch seat belts, gun sights to the rear machine gun and rudder control cables. The rigging is .010 steel wire.
The model was painted with Floquil Old Silver and Bright Silver. Michael used hairspray and grey acrylic paint for the excellent weathering of the floats and metal sections of the fuselage and wings. The markings were painted on using custom made masks. Various shades of green and brown water color were utilised to convincingly replicate a well used floatplane.
Michael's model represents ヨ-189 (Yo-189), an early production E8N1 of the Yokosuka Ku without red tail feathers.
With very special thanks to Michael for sharing these images of his excellently crafted and inspirational model.
Image credit: All photos © 2020 Michael Furry