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    1/200 AIM Mitsubishi G4M2 Betty bombers with Keith's spinning props.

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    Highly detailed work Peter......amazing!

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    More really nice work.


    I don't suppose one could hire your talents ?

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    Shiny !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Lovely. Peter, do you have side-by-side photos with fighters for size comparising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Thanks Mike. I remember when you did the great cards and the bases came out. A good reminder for me to print these and order some bases!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtschwärmer View Post
    Lovely. Peter, do you have side-by-side photos with fighters for size comparising?
    I don't have any fighters with me today but I'll post a comparison photo with a Zero Monday night.

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    Once again amazing work, Peter! My REP guns are empty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackronin View Post
    Once again amazing work, Peter! My REP guns are empty...
    Thanks. You do shoot a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtschwärmer View Post
    Lovely. Peter, do you have side-by-side photos with fighters for size comparising?
    Here is a Wings Zero next to the AIM G4M2 Betty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    I don't suppose one could hire your talents ?
    Yeah, that is great! I love the smoke discoloration over the wings!

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    Beautiful work Peter!

    Nice weathering too, or did you handle the plane too early?

    Seriously though, did you paint the weathering effects on afterwards, or use a masking/salt effect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco Lucchini View Post
    Beautiful work Peter!

    Nice weathering too, or did you handle the plane too early?

    Seriously though, did you paint the weathering effects on afterwards, or use a masking/salt effect?
    This one I did afterwards. I painted a couple of Zeros (there is a thread in the hobby section 'HERE') where I first painted them silver. and then covered them with green. A rough scrub pad action on the green gave a nice effect but I had little control so this time I tried a different route to get the peeled/worn paint look. Not sure which I like better. Afterwards is easier as I didn't have to paint the plane twice! Maybe next time I'll
    try masking/salt technique.
    The engine staining is dry brushed on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    More really nice work.


    I don't suppose one could hire your talents ?
    There is a price for everything, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Here is a Wings Zero next to the AIM G4M2 Betty.

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    Impressive.

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    Not my cup of tea, but the glass effect on the canopies and the weathering are top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    1/200 AIM Mitsubishi G4M2 Betty bombers with Keith's spinning props.

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    Wonderful work

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    Really nice Peter. Your Pacific collection is growing.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Beautiful bombers, Peter - not my cup of tea, per se, as I've no real interest in the Pacific Theater, but the Betties are gorgeous!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    There is a price for everything, right?
    Emma Chizzit?

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    These are my two G4M1 Bettys.
    They're AIM.

    Photos and edition by Camille.
















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    Interesting; some pics they look black; others they look green (one top view is green w/ black cowlings
    Karl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Interesting; some pics they look black; others they look green (one top view is green w/ black cowlings
    Karl
    One is a black and white photo.
    They're green. One has black cowlings.

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    Reflecting an old thread, but a serious enough question...

    Would they come in black for night bombing missions?


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    Nice work Joaquim, REP! Looks like they need an escort....a Black escort! (darn REP guns are jammed!...later)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco Lucchini View Post
    Reflecting an old thread, but a serious enough question...

    Would they come in black for night bombing missions?

    You....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Nice work Joaquim, REP! Looks like they need an escort....a Black escort! (darn REP guns are jammed!...later)
    Thanks, my friend.
    We'll have to do it, right?

    As soon as I finish some special planes, the new WW2 diceless deck for solo play and some work at home I'll prepare the mini campaign for the Black Zeros.

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    Can't wait! You'll have to let me know what planes I'll need for this mini campaign. I'm working on 4 Oscars at the moment and some Dauntless Dive Bombers.

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    Tarawa!!

    Americans:
    (You don't need all of them)

    Widcats and/or P-40's
    Dauntless
    B-25's and/or B-17's

    Japanese:
    Black A6M5 Zeros
    Vals
    Betties
    Ki-43's and/or K-61's

    Soon the details.

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    Rep gun is jammed at the moment but nice work on the Betty's mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chum View Post
    Rep gun is jammed at the moment but nice work on the Betty's mate!
    Thanks Kelly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Interesting; some pics they look black; others they look green (one top view is green w/ black cowlings
    Karl
    As Father Ted would say, "A very very very very dark green".
    Followed by Dougal, "Yes, a very very very very VERY dark green".

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    AIM now offers the G4M1 as well as the G4M2 Betty. The G4M1 model below is from the 752 Kokutai while the G4M2 is from the 721 Kokutai. Decals are from Miscellaneous Miniatures, LLC. Kevin

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    Beauties Kevin. Thanks for the heads up on the decals.

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    My first rendition of a G4M2 Betty. I decided to try the “deep dark green” from Vallejo.

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    Hmmm...got a AIM version on a shelf around here someplace. Gonna hafta slap some paint on it soon I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dak21 View Post
    My first rendition of a G4M2 Betty. I decided to try the “deep dark green” from Vallejo.
    Looks great, Dave
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    Here is the whole family all together now and ready for a raid in the Southwest pacific somewhere.

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    Great job, Dave!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Looking great Dave. Can't wait to target them!

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    Thanks guys. Now I have to paint some Zeroes in a land based color scheme to escort them. I look forward to seeing them run the gauntlet and drop their payloads on the high value targets assigned. I got much braver weathering #25 and #26. The lighting does not show the aluminum dry brushing very well. There is quite a bit more of it than you can see in the picture. A few more of these Japanese planes and I think I’ll have the weathering the way I want it. I’m trying to show the very thin paint, and it is a hard thing to do.

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    Don't you love family gatherings.

    Make sure you post an AAR when you fly your mission. Looking forward to seeing those birds in action.

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    Here is a flight of AIM G4M1 Bettys.

    The all green was airbrushed with Mr. Color Dark Green (Mitsubishi), C-124. Panel lines are in black, using Flory Model Wash. Weathering was done using Wilder oil paints, LS01 Black, LS04 Light Buff, and LS33 Olive Green. I was very pleased with the subtle weathering and panel lines which can’t be seen in the picture due to poor lighting, crappy camera, and an unskilled operator of said camera.

    The Kumogota scheme camo were airbrushed with Mr. Color Sand Yellow, C-119 and C-124 as above. These were panel lined with Flory Models Wash, brown. Very light weathering as above.

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    Fantastic, Dave! Those are beautiful.

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    Dave, you are amassing quite the collection of excellent Japanese aircraft.

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    Thanks guys. I have really been enjoying painting Japanese planes. I have about 15 or so more to go before moving back to British, Dutch and early American planes involved in the air war from the first few months of the war. The great thing about Japanese planes is there were very few standard camo patterns, so you have lots of artistic freedom. Some of their planes looked like they were painted by an artist, and some looked like they handed a four year old a can of spray paint and said "go for it sonny boy!".

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    Pretty "Betty"s!

    REP guns jammed...............
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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