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Chuck A. Villanueva
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Hasegawa Ki-61 Hein “Tony”, 1/48th, IJAF,WWII,Part II

October 28, 2013 · in Aviation · · 16 · 1.5K

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 new home. Should've left it in the camera. So with the new memory card just did a complete set of images of the Hein. Another WWII fighter build, well detailed though the only thing to point out are the wheel wells are quite shallow. Alclad Aluminum for the overall finish, Polly Scale IJAF Lt Grey for the ailerons. Aeromaster IJA Dk Green for the splotchy camo. Polly scale Red for the tail. The aluminum was airbrushed, then the stencils and wing walks applied. The camo then applied. The set of decals are from Techmod. The Hinomarus looked to bright before the flat clear was applied which toned them down a bit. What I should've done was apply all the decals and then apply the camo as was done on the real air frame. Thanks for viewing.

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16 responses

  1. Chuck,
    Beautiful job. I like what you have done with this.

  2. Nice Tony. Always a great subject to exercise a range of skill challenges.

  3. You've certainly a nice finish on this plane, Chuck, the camoflage is especially good.

  4. Wicked good paint job and camo scheme. It's interesting how USN Pacific aircraft were painted verses the Japanese. Beautiful effort!

  5. Chuck, nicely done Tony! Not an easy paint job in 1/32nd scale let alone 1/48th.

  6. Nice one Chuck, lovely finish.

  7. Lookin' good, Chuck. and if you ever come up with a "better" way to dust them, please let us all know/

  8. Chuck as usual a beautiful job my daughter likes the paint job too

  9. I still believe the Tony was the best looking Japanese fighter of WWII.

    And you have brought out her beauty nicely!

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