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Hasegawa's 1/72 scale
Nakajima G8N1 Renzan "Rita"

by Tadeu Pinto Mendes

Nakajima G8N1 Renzan ("Rita")


Heller's 1/72 scale DC-6B is available online from Squadron



During the Second World War, Japan specialised in two-engined bombers, with four engine bombers only appearing as prototypes.

One interesting project was the G8N Renzan (mountain range) which was heavily armed with turrets and defensive cannon, and a capacity for four tons of bombs. This would also lead to a version that carried the suicide missile MXY Ohka. The first prototype of the Renzan only appeared at the end of the war. Four were built. One of these bombers was brought to the USA after the war, where it was found to be easy to fly and have excellent performance.

This is the good 1/72 scale model from Hasegawa. However, you need to put weight in the nose.

My model is painted using in Dark Green - 34092 for the upper surface; Light Gray - FS 34226 for lower surfaces; half of the board of attack of the wings in Dark yellow - FS 33432 as well as the propeller tips; back of the propeller blades in Reddish brown - FS 30166 and face of the blades in Black blue - FS 35044 as well cowlings.


  • Hasegawa G8N1 Renzan: Image
  • Hasegawa G8N1 Renzan: Image
  • Hasegawa G8N1 Renzan: Image
  • Hasegawa G8N1 Renzan: Image
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2009 by Tadeu Pinto Mendes
Page Created 20 May, 2009
Last Updated 20 May, 2009

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