Banzai!…1/48 Mitsubishi Ki-51 Type 99 “Sonia” Imperial Japanese Army , Empire of Japan Group Build
After a bunch of German stuff this year it´s time to move to another Axis Power. And it did fit perfectly for the Empire of Japan group build.
Nichimo kit, first released in 1975, detail is nice and fit is good, only the canopy didn´t fit so well.
Thinned down the thick pilot seat, drilled some holes in it and added Eduard seatbelts. Painted with an old selfmixed blue and Tamiya XF-14 JA Grey. EZ Line use for the antenna wires.
Build thread here
Model shows an aircraft of the 49th Independant Flying Group.
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