Fujimi 1/70 Kawasaki KI-61 Hien (Tony)
This ancient kit (note:1/70) was given to me by a “friend” who had no need to add this relic to his collection and chose not to throw it away. Since I had no WWII Japanese aircraft in my 1/72 collection, I thought I would play around with some of their more interesting schemes. According to the “instructions”, this is the “One Hundred Series No.6”. They were one page (both sides) that provided some comical reading, like referring to the Hien as a “home-made Messer Schmitt”, etc. Considering it’s age, it had the rivet detail, and engraved hino-maru’s. It’s a good thing, too, because after the decals fell apart, I was able to paint them on, and scratch the “lightning bolt”. Thankfully, it was a quick, thoughtless build, and fun to paint. My WWII Japanese shelf has begun ! (Next up, a couple old LS kits that were left along with this one)
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