For the most part finished up the kit today, still have to do a bit of clean up and then matte coat it before taking a final pic for the gallery
Did this as a state OOB build so added nothing to it no paints or fill.
Overall I'd say its a decent kit if you want something for the shelf and like the gimmick of some movable part which include:
A: movable control surfaces on the wings and tail
B: retractable landing gear.
C: wing flaps that can be extended
D: sliding cockpit canopy
E: removable engine cowl and compartment panel
F: spinning propeller
However the movable parts are very delicate so other then maybe the landing gear and flaps probably not going to move them much. also i am probably going to glue down the panel as looking at the machine guns is for me not that interesting. The trade off you get for these movable parts is a fit that is not as tight as other kits so parts like the flap, and landing gear are not completely flush and the canopy is a little wobbly when moved but will hold its position.
out of the box the fit is pretty good only real seams that you can see are on the yellow of the wings and where the tail goes together.
Decals give you some options but are on the thick side and you will have to modify the tail decals so it will go on smoother on the movable tail. I went with what i think is 18th squadron, i cant read Japanese other then the number 18 used so that's a guess. Other option you get are (again guesses)
63rd of the 1st air division
248th of the 1st air division
25th of the 2nd air division
25th of the 3rd air division
Would I recommend the kit? Yes with a caveats that A) you should try and get it from one of the Japanese online shops as state side its going to cost you about $20 vs about $9 from places like AmiAmi or HLJ and B)that the fit can very on these kits so there will be seams unless you want to fill and repaint.
here are the flaps extended and surfaces in the up and down position
Tail moved though didn't realize till after that the bottom part had popped off, like i said very delicate