1/48 Ki-61 Hein by Hasegawa
September 12, 2013 in Aviation
Here is an older build of Japan’s only in-line engine powered fighter, commonly called Tony. This is in a New Guinea scheme, which began as natural metal, but was quickly over sprayed. I think the Japanese had a strange sense of humor to call this camo
The plane was first mistaken by the allies as a German Me 109. Indeed it did have a license built Damelier – Benz engine, which Japanese mechanics never really mastered. The Tony was later re-engined with a home-grown radial and renamed Ki-100 to become one of the best fighters of the Pacific war.
This is a real shake and bake kit and easily recommended to anyone of any skill level..
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