1/48 Nakajima Ki-27 by Hasegawa
This is an early Hasegawa boxing of the Mania Models Ki-27 from about 1977…I think. I put some Eduard details in the cockpit including a seat, belts, and instrument panel but since its so small I really didn’t do much more there. The kit canopy was totally unusable so I used a Squadron replacement. The pilot is from CMK with a new head and feet. Lots of discussion on the correct color…I went with faded Tamiya Japanese Army grey-green… best guess. All markings are painted on with the exception of the kill markings which were from Aeromaster. This aircraft was flown by Hiromichi Shinohara during the Nomanhan Incident against the Soviets in 1939. Shinohara claimed 58 kills before he was killed in action…this might be inflated just a bit I am thinking.
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