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1/48 Otaki Ki-61 “Tony”

Howdy,

Finally finished this one. Markings are for Captain Ichikawa of the 3rd Chutai, 244th Sentai.

The 1/48 Otaki Ki-61, started back in the eighties and sitting on the shelf since then. The decals are from the Aeromaster “Eagles of the Rising Sun” set, along with hinomaru’s from a Hasegawa Ki-61. Painted with Tamiya TS-5 Olive Drab over AS-12 Bare Metal Silver (both are rattle cans). The wheels in the Otaki kit are round, so in that sense they resemble wheels. I used the wheels from a Hasegawa kit instead.

Now it’s on to finishing a Tamiya Ki-84 “Frank” and an AMT 1/25 1950 Chevrolet 3100 pick up truck.

Brian Riedel

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5 responses to 1/48 Otaki Ki-61 “Tony”

  1. Nice clean build, Brian….I like it.

  2. Very nicely finished and glad to see it made it off the shelf of doom.

  3. Well done, Brian. A great looking aircraft.

  4. For such an old kit it really came out quite well. Good job Brian.

  5. Very nice. I’ve looked at a lot of Otaki kits online but haven’t bought on yet

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