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1/72 Fine Molds KI-61-I “HEi” Tony

by Geoffrey Abreu on September 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Just finished the Fine Molds KI-61-I “Hei” Tony. The model was painted with Gunze and AK Extreme Metal Paints. Weathering with oils and pastels. Antenna rigged with Uschi rigging thread. Markings are from box.


Fujimi 1/70 Kawasaki KI-61 Hien (Tony)

by Joe Caputo on January 19, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This ancient kit (note:1/70) was given to me by a “friend” who had no need to add this relic to his collection and chose not to throw it away. Since I had no WWII Japanese aircraft in my 1/72 collection, […]


Hasegawa 1/72 Kawasaki Ki-61

by Jaime Carreon on April 13, 2014 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

This one starts off with a website I had some years ago which was used to store the photos I had taken of various airplanes I had crossed paths with in my travels as a wandering aircraft mechanic. An email […]


Otaki 1/48 (Ki-61) “Hieney Racer”

by Joe Caputo on December 16, 2013 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

I always thought the Ki-61 was one of Japan’s sleekest looking WWII fighters. German desigined and Daimler-Benz powered, it was built by Kawasaki, and named the “Hien”. The cost of an Otaki kit was reasonable enough that I could afford […]


And now for something a little different…

by Jaime Carreon on November 12, 2013 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

And I do mean little! A friend in Japan sent me these a few years ago. They are Bandai kits in 1/100 scale, and yes, I had to assemble them, though they did come prepainted. I can’t even begin to […]


Hasegawa Ki-61 Hein “Tony”, 1/48th, IJAF,WWII,Part II

by Chuck A. Villanueva on October 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the follow up to part I. These are new images that I had to take as I have not been able to find the original set taken on an SD card I had stored while moving to our […]


Hasegawa 1/48th Kawasaki Ki-61 Hein Tony IJAF,PTO,WWII, Part 1 WIP

by Chuck A. Villanueva on September 21, 2013 in How-to -- 7 Comments

Due to an unplanned move I have been away from y’all for way to long. Missed quite a few builds along the way. But now that things are slowly getting back to a routine. The workshop is still being set […]


Hasegawa 1/32 Ki. 61-I hei

by Tom Cleaver on September 13, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

To my mind, the Ki.61 is the best-looking Japanese fighter of World War II. This is the Hasegawa kit, built OOB other than use of Lifelike Decals. The Ki. 61 was one of the few Japanese fighters that could even […]


Keepin’ it Hien…

by Bill Koppos on September 13, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Hey there’s a theme here somewhere’s. Here’s my 1/32 Hasegawa Hien, in the colors of 18 Sentai, on home defense. Some pretty tailfeathers I think. All markings are sprayed on ‘cept numbers and letters and the kill eagles. Base is […]


Hasegawa 1/32 Ki.61-1 tei (conversion)

by Tom Cleaver on September 13, 2013 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This is the beautiful Hasegawa ki.61-I tei, converted from the Ki.61-I hei using the Wolfpack resin nose for the extended cowling to make the “long nose” Tony. It is marked as the well-known “celebrity” Tony flown my Major Teruhiko Kobayashi […]