Hasegawa 1/32 Me 163, Converted to a J8M Shusui
By Jeremy Cheung
Here is my 1/32 J8M Shusui. It is the Japanese version of the German Me 163 Komet.
I converted Hasegawa's Komet by removing the front generator spinner and modifying the wing root cannons.
The paint scheme should be experimental orange, but I preferred a speculative scheme and copied the Kayaba Ku-4.
The model was initially airbrushed all over with Tamiya Sky XF-21. A fine-tipped liquid latex masking pen was used to provide the disruptive pattern lines. Tamiya J.A. Green XF-13 was then sprayed for the botches and then the masking removed. Decals come from a 21st Century A6M3 Zero. Minimal weathering was employed as these aircraft made only a few flights.
© Jeremy Cheung 2021
This article was published on Saturday, January 23 2021; Last modified on Saturday, January 23 2021