1/48 Mania Ki-27 "Nate" Empire of Japan Group Build
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 Ki-27 Otsu flown by 246th Sentai Commander, Maj. Miyamoto, Kakogawa Air Base December 1942.
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