Mitsubishi J2M3 "Jack" 1/144th Scale


While Dave was working on his Grumman Hellcat I was working on a Mitsubishi J2M3 "Jack". The model was old enough that I couldn't find a date on the box or in instructions (not that I can read Japanese mind you) but I was able to find it on a website of vintage models, claiming it was form the 1980's. Which makes sense, given the foggy and weak condition of the decals.


But none the les it was a pleasure to to build and paint. Unlikf dave's Hellcat,I painted my Jack to look like the box art, going for a fresh of the assembly line feel that I just love for aircraft.

The Jack is the plane at the Back Right
So this box was supposed to come with two planes, however I only had rules for one. It was no big deal, the box was only $5. However I opened it, I found that there were two other models for Japaense dive bombers in there as well... That certainly won;t supposed to be in my two model kit. Likely a package error, it worked in my favour as I had rules for one of the Dive bombers... but not the other. So the way I see it is that my 4 four model kit gave me the two models I paid for.


Since a jack is no match for a Hellcat we also snagged, a Corsair, and a Zero, which I am hoping to assemble soon, making for a more even and interesting fight.

I got this model from the bargain/repacked section at my local model shop... And I can't even tell you who made it. So if you know please comment!


Written by: Andrew Gregory

Mitsubishi J2M3 "Jack" 1/144th Scale Mitsubishi J2M3 "Jack" 1/144th Scale Reviewed by Jade GamingNews on 4/27/2017 01:30:00 pm Rating: 5

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