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Nakajima Gekko: Irving Nightfighter
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 628 posts
AeroScale: 619 posts
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 02:56 PM UTC
Hi everyone,

Finished this beauty in the Nighshift Campaign recently.
It's the venerable Tamiya kit, with added PE, make for almost all markings, since the only decal used were the tiny numbers "76" and "176" and these behave perfectly. Resin gun barrels were also used.

Hope you enjoy, photographing this model made me think I need to build a large photo box.

Cheers
Pedro






















rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 926 posts
AeroScale: 816 posts
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 04:12 PM UTC
Pedro -

Very Nice ! I love to see more Japanese aircraft on this site.

Cheers - Richard
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 741 posts
AeroScale: 735 posts
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 09:06 PM UTC
One of my absolute favorite kits. Incredibly underrated.

Nicely done.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,540 posts
AeroScale: 1,389 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:02 AM UTC
I watched the build with interest Pedro during the campaign. Fantastic work for a well deserved result. The weathering looks spot on and I absolutely love the result you've achieved. Nicely done buddy!
Joel_W
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 8,618 posts
AeroScale: 7,200 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 08:45 PM UTC
Pedro,
A rock solid build, with a most impressive overall finish, coupled with some realistic weathering for a operational Japanese aircraft.

Joel
thegirl
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 6,614 posts
AeroScale: 6,024 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
Very nice build Pedro , she turned out wonderful . Don't see this kit built very often .




Terri
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 628 posts
AeroScale: 619 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 05:13 PM UTC
@ Richard - thanks for the comments. I agree with you, some more Japanese and other nations AF do make a welcome change from the more usual American, German and English stuff.

@Matt- thank you mate, and yes I feel this was one of the best Tamiya kits Iíve tackled, both in terms of detail and construction wise.The turn off part is the rather dullness of all versions of the Irving, which I think contribute to itís rare sightings in shows and posts online, which is undeserved.

@ Chris- Thanks mate! It was a pleasure to participate in the campaign, we had some rather exotic subjects presented there, such as your Mirt. Cheers

@ Joel- Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it a lot. Cheers

@ Terry- Thanks for the comments, glad you like it. And yes the Gekko is not our usual build, but it deserves to be more often built.

WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 07, 2017
KitMaker: 43 posts
AeroScale: 39 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 02:52 AM UTC
Wow Pedro!
Those exhausts are just stunning. Very realistic.
I'm not familiar with this kit; I'll have to look it up.
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 628 posts
AeroScale: 619 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:00 PM UTC
Thank you Wiggus! look it up, youíll find that this model is one of the best from Tamyia, and all it needs is a lilltle added details here and there to be a most realistic model. Definitly worth building

Cheers
Pedro