Imperial Defender – Nichimo Ki45Kai Toryu “Nick”
This is the older Nichimo kit, built largely OOB with Aeromaster decals (Imperial Defenders)
I chose the allover Army green machine over the more conventional Grey and green blotch as it gives the aircraft a very different look.
The Homeland defense white bands are painted on and the Hinomaru are from a Aeromaster sheet and look a little 'redder' than they are to the eye. They are more of a red-brown colour which I think is a good match. I think the white ground may have brightened them for the camera.
The Nichimo kit is really very nice for it's age, but I have the recent Hasegawa in the stash, and it is beautiful... Not to mention the lovely refueling truck and crew that came with it.