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Readers’ Gallery: Gil Hodges’ Otaki 1/48 N1K1 George

Every time I see a Japanese “George” fighter, I think of that old Bugs Bunny episode with the Abominable Snowman. “I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him and call him George.”

Yes, there are weird little monkeys at work in my mind. 🙂

Anyway- forum member Gil Hodges (g.hodges) shared these photos of his wonderful results from this older kit. Great work Gil!

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This is the old Otaki 1/48 low-wing N1K1 George. This was a “quickie” build to satisfy my itch to build and get something out of the stash and onto the shelf. I made no effort to make it a “contest” model. I did some things, such as drilling guns and adding a new seat/belts; but skipped others, like opting to brush paint the Aotake blue instead of properly airbrushing it. The model overall was airbrushed with Model Master and Floquil colors, but I “cheated” and simply brush painted the Tamiya Clear Blear over a silver base coat to do the Aotake in the wells and on the gear doors.

It serves my purposes as a shelf sitter well!