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Would anyone like to venture a guess

Joined: September 14th, 2005, 5:37 pm

March 19th, 2017, 11:47 pm #1

as to how old the Nichimo Nakajima B5N2 kit is. Kit number S008006. I have Googled it but al I can find is Ebay kits for sale.
Reason I ask is I decided to start this one while I wait for my resin engines for the DC 4. The plastic is hard and brittle with lots of flash.
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Joined: July 29th, 2006, 1:18 am

March 19th, 2017, 11:58 pm #2

Michael McMurtrey
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

March 20th, 2017, 12:02 am #3

as to how old the Nichimo Nakajima B5N2 kit is. Kit number S008006. I have Googled it but al I can find is Ebay kits for sale.
Reason I ask is I decided to start this one while I wait for my resin engines for the DC 4. The plastic is hard and brittle with lots of flash.
And was in pretty much constant production until Nichimo went bankrupt a couple of years ago. I recall the kit had some minor flash but nothing really bad.
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Joined: December 15th, 2009, 1:19 am

March 20th, 2017, 12:08 am #4

as to how old the Nichimo Nakajima B5N2 kit is. Kit number S008006. I have Googled it but al I can find is Ebay kits for sale.
Reason I ask is I decided to start this one while I wait for my resin engines for the DC 4. The plastic is hard and brittle with lots of flash.
Fred, I built one of these sometime in the early 1970s.

I recall being very impressed with this kit at the time, especially with the interior detail. The recessed rivets were something I hadn't seen before in a model kit, as all the Aurora and Monogram kits I had built before had raised rivets all over the place.

And the Nichimo Kate had recessed panel lines, too. I always wondered how Nichimo did so well with their Kate kit that they came up kind of short with the Jake kit.
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March 20th, 2017, 10:40 am #5

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March 20th, 2017, 1:03 pm #6

The old Fujimi Val was 1/50 but that has nothing to do with the Nichimo Kate
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Joined: May 18th, 2005, 7:03 pm

March 21st, 2017, 1:31 pm #7

Fred, I built one of these sometime in the early 1970s.

I recall being very impressed with this kit at the time, especially with the interior detail. The recessed rivets were something I hadn't seen before in a model kit, as all the Aurora and Monogram kits I had built before had raised rivets all over the place.

And the Nichimo Kate had recessed panel lines, too. I always wondered how Nichimo did so well with their Kate kit that they came up kind of short with the Jake kit.
I remember building this one back sometime in the 80s. I really enjoyed the build and I don't recall any build issues.





I remember being really impressed with the cockpit detail.

If anyone's interested, here's more pics of the finished kit:

http://s20.photobucket.com/user/DDonSS3 ... 5N2%20Kate

Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN


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Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:33 am

March 21st, 2017, 5:03 pm #8

as to how old the Nichimo Nakajima B5N2 kit is. Kit number S008006. I have Googled it but al I can find is Ebay kits for sale.
Reason I ask is I decided to start this one while I wait for my resin engines for the DC 4. The plastic is hard and brittle with lots of flash.
I have a couple Nichimo 1/48 airplanes in my stash, mostly their copies of Monogram kits, but the Kate is a nice kit, considering its time and the maker.
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