Ki46 III ‘Dinah’
Just four weeks from opening the box to finishing it on Monday evening. Now this isn’t me ‘showing-off’ it’s simply a reflection of just how well this Tamiya kit goes together.
There isn’t too much to say about this project, Built almost completely out of the box with the exception of a pre-painted Eduard etch ‘Zoom’ set – as usual beautifully printed and perfectly fitting. For this I used filler only to blend the rear transparency in to the fuselage and a little between the cabins and that really was it.
I went back to my favourite enamels for the painting and used Humbrol ‘Forest Green’ (the darker green from the Vietnam palate) for the topsides and Xtracolour ‘ADC Grey’ for the undersides. I also wanted to keep the weathering to absolute minimum, simple exhaust plumes and a little light chipping.
Altogether a hassle-free, relaxing (and fast) build and I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s a shame that this excellent little kit seems to be overlooked by modellers, perhaps a reflection on it’s relatively ‘narrow’ appeal, Thanks folks for taking the time to look and/or comment.
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