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Sanka Mk.1B

The Sanka Mk.B is a prop driven interceptor from the Sky Crawlers (anime) universe. This is my 1/48th scale, Fine Molds, Sanka. The design closely resembles the Japanese Shinden. Unfortunately, the kit is out of production, and it was the only Sky Crawlers aircraft produced as a plastic model as far as I know, which is too bad, because there were some really cool aircraft as part of the Sky Crawlers line up.

The paint scheme depicted is one of my own design, although I did use the kit decals. Since the kit doesn’t depict a real aircraft, I chose to apply some poetic license when I painted it. The colors used are RLM shades, which I thought an appropriate way to paint an “alternate universe” aircraft. As are most Fine Mold kits, this one was sublime, featuring perfect fit and super-easy assembly. I wish Fine Molds had done other Sky Crawler kits. The counter-rotating props are geared, so when one is moved the other counter rotates.

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4 responses to Sanka Mk.1B

  1. Never seen one before, but it sure looks good from here. I like it a lot. 🙂

  2. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very nice rendition of the SANKA, Scott. To tell you the truth … I never thought I would see one.
    I remember the series ( have the collection on DVD ), some very nice and imaginative aircraft seen throughout . Thank you for posting this one.

  3. loving the paint, and chipping camo, i am going to steal it 😛

  4. Interesting subject, and a lovely paint job. Very nice!

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