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1/48 Mania Ki-27 "Nate" Empire of Japan Group Build

April 20, 2020 · in Aviation · · 16 · 1.6K

I took the lazy way on this and didn't post any in progress photos. I added a few extra details to the engine in the form of intakes made from brass tubing squeezed to the proper oval shape and made oil cooler support struts from sprue. A Squadron vac canopy and a refined telescopic gun sight completed the modifications. The fin markings as well as the red eagles and wheel stencils came from the Lifelike Decals Type 97 Fighters part 1 sheet. All other markings were applied by paint.

The model represents a Otsu flown by 246th Sentai Commander, Maj. Miyamoto, Kakogawa Air Base December 1942.

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16 responses

  1. As always Dale, a top notch looking aircraft

  2. Lovely work Dale - absolutely sensational!

  3. Now THAT is an excellently built Nate, Dale! Perfect scheme and weathering too.
    Congratulations, my friend!

  4. Another masterpiece from the Travis factory of fine modeling.

  5. Love the subtle weathing and your choice of markings.

  6. a beauty to look at

  7. Excellent work!

  8. A real beauty - love that choice of color for the panel wash. Well done!

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