1/48 Tamiya Ki61
Finished. Tamiya Kawasaki Ki-61-1 Hein “Tony” . 68th Hiko Sentai, New Guinea December 1944 flown by Susumu Kajinami. Surviving the war, he claimed 8 victories in New Guinea, with a total of 24, till the end of hostilities.
I specifically got the Tamiya kit cause I knew with the paint job, it would be much easier to hold the fuselage and paint, without the wings in the way.
The Tamiya kit fits so well, you can do that without at sanding or filling between the joins. Almost didn’t need glue.
Rising decals for the tail only. They broke apart so I used kit decals for the rest.
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