Tamiya 1:48 Scale, Ki.61-I
Probably one of the best models I’ve ever built. Tamiya has really upped the game with this kit, with the engineering being amazing. Very little putty is required, and the kit falls together.
The only complaint I can point at, are the decals which, true to Tamiya’s kits, are a bit thick and don’t react to most setting solutions. Other than that, the kit is fabulous, and if you don’t have one in your stash, or on your workbench, you are missing a very good build experience.
The markings I have chosen are from Aeromaster, and are for the CO, of the 2nd Chutai of the JAAF’s 68th Sentai, Maj. Takeuchi Shogo. Maj. Takeuchi was killed in this aircraft on 23 December, 1943. After a fight with USAAF P-47’s, in which it sustained damage. On final approach to his base, it’s engine quit and crashed into the jungle.
I used Alclad II for the NMF, Model Master for the white combat and leadership bands, Gunze Mr. Color got the upper camoflage , and more Tamiya Panel Line Accents, Black.
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