1/48 Zoukei-mura Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

NEWS FROM JAPAN!
Yesterday Zoukei-mura did send us 21 (!) additional pictures of this new kit. I will post them here without too much blabla for everyone to enjoy.

First is a series of the, well, skeleton showing the amazing number of details Zoukei-mura managed to scale down from their 1/32 scale release. Guns, cockpit, a most beautiful engine: it all there for the modeller´s delight!
Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Followed by some more “inside” pictures showing them painted. This gives the nice details even more definition:

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Of course this kit builds as the large one, adding the fuselage panels to the skeleton. While building my 1/32 scale ZM Skyraider I noticed this also gives a remarkable strength to a kit!

Here we have the model primed in grey colour:

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

The last pictures show the fully build and painted model of Zoukei-mura´s realisation of this iconic and futuristic Japanese fighter, build and flown at the end of WWII!

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Zoukei-mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

We, the staff of Scale Plastic Aircraft Modeler, thank the great people at Zoukei-mura for providing us with these pictures!

-Thomas