1/48 Ki-61 Hein by Hasegawa

September 12, 2013 · in Aviation · · 5 · 1.8K

Here is an older build of Japan's only in-line engine powered fighter, commonly called Tony. This is in a New Guinea scheme, which began as natural metal, but was quickly over sprayed. I think the Japanese had a strange sense of humor to call this camo

The plane was first mistaken by the allies as a German Me 109. Indeed it did have a license built Damelier - Benz engine, which Japanese mechanics never really mastered. The Tony was later re-engined with a home-grown radial and renamed Ki-100 to become one of the best fighters of the Pacific war.

This is a real shake and bake kit and easily recommended to anyone of any skill level..

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5 responses

  1. It is indeed a nice kit, which you have turned into a nice model. It looks great with a vacuform sliding canopy section, so you can pose it open.

  2. Nice job, Mike. After seeing this camo job, I think I can get you a job decorating cakes ! Wow !

  3. Cool! In 1/48 no less (my scale of choice!) I gotta get one.

  4. seeing as they couldnt get food to their troops,its a wonder they could get any paint for camo out there

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