B5N2 by Nakajima is Carrier based Japanese bomber, that Border Model promised in 35th scale. Continuing their rather interesting line of armor-scaled airplanes, the Chinese company is getting near release date. October is what is promised at this point, with them releasing few good pictures of what’s about to hit the market.
The Kate bomber was promised with full interior and what is seen from the pictures proves the effort that Border Model made. It looks sophisticated, it looks crisp and intriguing from modeler’s perspective. A slightly moved aileron is hinted, as well as folding wings, latter one being the essence of most carrier based planes. With its big silhouette and massive wings, Kate fall exactly in that group.
Crew of the Nakajima B5N is made of three. Plenty of room to work with. Border didn’t miss that opportunity and made a sweet looking cockpit, with all the bells and whistles – it seems. Of course, one always can find ways to improve that, but it is pretty clear that the Chinese model maker will hit the market with something serious, following the footsteps of their Stuka, Fw-190 and Bf 109. Border also featured one big torpedo, a symbol of that Japanese plane. Just to level up things a step further.
This release is eagerly expected. Not only from WWII Pacific War model-makers, nor from the carrier based aircraft fans. It is truly – not the most popular plane ever to roam in the Japanese skies, but in the same time it is something different, interesting, multifaceted and most important: in an odd scale. Border Model have not failed to deliver thus far, even though with their armor featuring some ups and downs from technical standpoint. However, their aircraft line is getting more promising by the minute. Now, in the second half of September and this B5N2 Kate promised for October, a month seems way too much of a time to wait.