Tuesday, August 24, 2010

J7W1 Shinden

Here are some images of Dave Porter's 1/48scale Shinden.

This is the J7W1 Shinden. It was designed as a fast interceptor with heavy firepower that was intended to curb the onslaught of B-29 raids over the homeland. Only three test flights were completed before the war ended. This kit is in 1/48 scale by Hasegawa. Dave built it straight from the box and he finished it in Tamiya and Gunze acrylics.


Pat Tillett said...

amazing. It looks like something that even today would be considered experimental...

Anonymous said...

A few of the Rutan designs have a similar layout.