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Otaki 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190

by James Kelley on October 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

An old kit from the 1970s, but went together very well. No putty or filler needed anywhere. Painted with Gunze-Sangyo acrylics, and markings are from an old Cutting Edge sheet. The only modifications done were drilling out the gun barrels.


Otaki’s Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat in 1/48 scale

by Tony Prince on April 6, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This kit has been in my stash since before I had a stash! At the time Otaki kits were state of the art but this one served to provide a better cowl ring for a Hasegawa build & so just […]


Arii/Otaki 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat

by Kevin Hayes on December 17, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

This is the first model I’ve built in seven years! I have been so busy pursuing my career that model building was put on hold for a long time. Aries cockpit, True Details wheels, a bit of scratch building here […]


Otaki 1/48 Ki43 “Oscar”

by Joe Caputo on November 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Another “whiffie” racer…..these old kits are FUN. and inexpensive. I added a “modern” pilot, cleaned up the the fuselage, and clipped the wings. Looks very lightweight and fragile. The stripes are painted over decals, copied from a Hasegawa 1/72 B-47. […]


1/48 Otaki P-40E converted to P-40N

by Brian Riedel on July 16, 2014 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

Thought I’d join in the P-40 fest. One of my older ones, hence only two pics. Converted Otaki P-40E using the Medallion Models resin P-40N set. Decals are War Eagle for P-40M and P-40N. It’s been so long since I […]

P-40 011

Otaki 1/48th P-40

by AL HOFFMAN on July 10, 2014 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

You P-40 builders have no one to blame but yourselves for this dog being shown. I was feeling left out. It was pulled out of my graveyard. It was built when the kit was first released so you tell me […]


D-Day +5. 1/48 Spitfire IXc

by John Healy on June 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Admiring all of your great D-Day builds made me realize that I only have one D-Day aircraft in the collection. Work kept me from posting it until today. It is an Otaki Mk.VIII converted into a “faux” Mk. IX. I […]


Nakajima KI-84 Frank

by Frank Cronin on December 31, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

This is the Otaki KI-84 Frank built strictly out of the box. I did nothing more than add seat belts. I built it for a gentleman and he wanted it as clean as possible. I did put a few exhaust […]


Otaki 1/48 F6F-5 (N) of VF91 (N)

by Frank Cronin on December 29, 2013 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This is a model of an aircraft of VF-91 (N) flown off Bon Homme Richard during the end of 1945. The is an OOB, with the exception of the radar dome on the right wing, Otaki kit. I built this […]


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 […]