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Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61i Hien

by Frank Steffens on March 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Here is Tamiya’s 1/48th Scale Hi-61I Hien finished as “Blue 24”, Captain Teruhiko Kobayashi’s mount from February to April, 1945. Of the six victories depicted by the kill marks, one is for ramming a B-29. The 244th Flight Group at […]

New Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61-1d Hien (Tony) 61115 kit review

by Louis Gardner on February 9, 2017 in Reviews -- 26 Comments

Earlier this afternoon my Hien arrived. Needless to say, I am very excited about it! This new kit can be summed up in one word. FANTASTIC! Tamiya has produced another 1/48 scale masterpiece. As promised here is a kit review: […]

Second 1/48 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien “Tony” flown by Major Kobayashi, Commander 244th Sentai

by Louis Gardner on January 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new 1/48 scale Tamiya Ki-61. To me, the Ki-61 Hien “Tony” is one of the most graceful looking Japanese WW2 planes. I purchased the new Tamiya kit from a hobby shop […]

1/48 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien “Tony” flown by Major Kobayashi, Commander 244th Sentai

by Louis Gardner on January 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new 1/48 scale Tamiya Ki-61. To me, the Ki-61 Hien “Tony” is one of the most graceful looking Japanese WW2 planes. I purchased the new Tamiya kit from a hobby shop […]

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 […]