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.
Top 11 articles on The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien
Check the A-Z contents index to look for similar topics, or head to the home page to see what's new today!
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]