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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