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1:48 Nakajima B6N1 Tenzan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 07:59 AM UTC
Hasegawa have updated their excellent Nakajima Tenzan ("Jill") with new resin parts to depict the B6N1 version in a limited edition release.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 10:19 AM UTC
I had forgotten that flat and bulged tire trend and how contentious it was. I just checked out my Tenzan kit and others of the same era and it all came flooding back. I guess I'll be following your lead and rounding the bottoms off with some styrene.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 11:39 AM UTC
Well detailed and conscientious review. Excellent photography. A picture speaks 1,000 words! Beautiful innards - who needs aftermarket? That resin spinner - who thought it was a good idea to cast it with the connector across the nose!? Yes, Hasegawa needs to crack down on quality control.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 03:28 PM UTC
Resin is clearly not something Hase has any business doing. Why do they bother anyway? With injection moulding like that who needs it?

I do feel a strong urge to find and buy this... When I stopped modelling for years I was in a bit of a Japanese aircraft kick. I think I may need to pick up where I left off.