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Nakajima Gekko: Irving Nightfighter
Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 609 posts
AeroScale: 600 posts
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 09:56 PM GMT+7
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.


New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 857 posts
AeroScale: 758 posts
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:12 PM GMT+7
Pedro -

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

Cheers - Richard
Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 728 posts
AeroScale: 722 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 04:06 AM GMT+7
One of my absolute favorite kits. Incredibly underrated.

Nicely done.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,485 posts
AeroScale: 1,334 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
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!
New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 8,326 posts
AeroScale: 7,001 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 03:45 AM GMT+7
A rock solid build, with a most impressive overall finish, coupled with some realistic weathering for a operational Japanese aircraft.

Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 6,544 posts
AeroScale: 5,956 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:51 AM GMT+7
Very nice build Pedro , she turned out wonderful . Don't see this kit built very often .

Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 609 posts
AeroScale: 600 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 12:13 AM GMT+7
@ 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.