Tuesday 30 June 2020

Michael Furry's 1/48 E8N1 'Dave'

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 -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


Alex said...

Really cool.
I see the metal parts. Not plastic.

Dan Salamone said...

Excellent model, the weathering is spot on for this aircraft. Well done, thanks for sharing!


Michael Thurow said...

A very convincing aluminium surface and fantastic weathering. This will serve me as a great example!

Jim Anderson said...

Awesome build! I love the subject and of course it's a seaplane. You did a very neat and realistic job on that which can be considered "difficult" to do natural metal finish. Here's to a 1/72 release of the same.

Mark Smith said...

Marvelous. Looks operational! thanks for sharing it, Michael and Nick.

Michael Furry said...

I would like to thank everyone for your kind comments, I greatly appreciate them!


Baronvonrob said...

So very well done in every aspect, in particular, the NMF finish is noticeably spot on a real masterpiece!


Anonymous said...

Very well done Mike! It has an in-service patina to it that looks just right.

Chad A.

Ken Glass said...

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