Finished! 1:48 Scale, Nichimo Ki-45, “Toryu”
Well, it’s finally finished…except for the aerial, which I’ll add tomorrow, because I’m tired and I’d just screw something up right now.
I used two detail sets by Lone Star Models, one for the cockpits, and the other for the wheel wells. They were not drop in replacements, and required a lot of work to make them fit…somewhat. The model itself was not too bad considering it’s age, and the Hasegawa release is leaps and bounds a better kit, but this older Nichimo offering is still a very decent kit for the money. I have another in the stash, and if I choose to build her, it’ll be out of box. The only detail sets I’m aware of are from Lone Star, and I’ll never use them again.
I used Aeromaster decals, 48-168, and the model represents a “Toryu” flown by Lt Totaro Ito, 5th Sentai, 1st Chutai, from Kiyosu Air Base, Japan during November 1944.
I’m happy this fight is over, now to build something easy, to recharge the batteries!
Thanks again for looking and have a nice night folks!
Freddie from LI
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