1/48 Tamiya Nakajima Night Fighter Gekko Type 11

Gallery Article by Jens Gerber on Dec 26 2018



Fresh from my workbench the Nakajima Night Fighter Gekko Type 11 by Tamiya in the scale 1:48, as an accessory I used the Eduard Set 48480.

It is my first Japanese plane so I have no experience with the colors and had to orient myself to the blueprint and a construction report on the Internet.

The basic alloy used was Alu from AK, the XF 11 from Tamiya as the base camouflage and for the Metalic Blue a mixture from 60 - 70% Gunze Mr. Color C57 Metalic Blue + 30 - 40% Gunze Mr. Color Clear Green C 138, the Mixture was mixed in 3 parts dilution and 1 part color.

The aluminum surfaces were covered with a Clear Orange by Gunze Mr. Color C 49, very diluted.

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For the Decal reason I have used a Gunze GX 100, same as a final coat

The color damage was scratched with a toothpick, the tip I have previously dipped something in super glue, so you get a very rough and pointed surface.

The position lights are molded cast iron molded in the Eduard stencils, Eduard often has for the lights on the edge of the boards, sometimes there are also forms of screws, unfortunately only rarely.

Have fun with the pictures and a happy new model year

Greetings from Germany

Jens Gerber

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Photos and text by Jens Gerber