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Kevin Thompson
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1/48 Nichimo Ki-51 Sonia

December 2, 2012 · in Aviation · · 4 · 3K

This is the 40 year-old Nichimo Sonia kit just finished a couple weeks ago. This kit was way ahead of its time with its quality and detail. Hope you enjoy the pics!

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  1. Very sharp build, Kevin. That's a beautiful scheme, too. Did you use the kit decals or are they aftermarket?

    • Thank you. The "07" tail markings were the only kit decals used. Two coats of Glosscote over them first before they were dipped in water. They would have cracked in a million pieces otherwise. The hinomarus are from an AeroMaster sheet.

  2. Just saw this model in person this past Saturday, and it's a really superb realization of that old kit, which really was "ahead of its time."

  3. Wow! Nice work on a Japanese plane one doesn't see all the time.

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