A “Norm” Not as Many Know…

Whereas the denizens of the bar Cheers would gleefully exclaim “Norm!” whenever he entered the establishment, there is another Norm that is far lesser known. This is the Kawanishi E15K1 Siun, (also spelled Shiun, depending who you ask) a floatplane reconnaissance aircraft that was designed to set new standards for speed in the class. Sadly, the plane was a flop, and it remains largely unknown. However, back in the early ’60s, Aoshima kitted a 1/72 E15K1 Siun, and exported it to North America under the Farpro Japan label. Check out this putty and elbow-grease sponge of a model on the Planes Page!

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