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1/48 Fine Molds Mitsubishi Ka-14

This is my first group build for The Empire of Japan. I’m a big fan of Japanese aircraft so I thought I should join the group. I love the animation “The Wind Rises” and I didn’t know about this plane till I saw the movie. The plane was designed by Jiro Horikoshi and it is a beauty!

This kit went together really well and didn’t really have any problems with it except for self inflicted ones. It was painted with Alclad Aluminum, a couple different Mr. Color Silvers and Tamiya for the red. The Hinomaru’s were painted as well. A little weathering was done with oils and soft pastels.

Here’s a log of the build if interested. Thanks

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30 responses

  1. It has been a real pleasure to follow this build in the EoJ group – Well done my friend!

  2. You did a fantastic job, Jeremy!
    Such a beautiful plane, wonderfully built.
    Me too had the pleasure to follow the build through the EoJ GB!
    Thanks for having me as a passenger at this quality trip!

  3. A very nice looking machine

  4. Nice work and a great result!

  5. Very nice build Jeremy.
    Also saw “The Wind Rises” – Great movie based on Jiro Horikoshi and his design.
    Fantastic look on the finish.

  6. Two of my favorites: Miyazaki and Horikoshi! Spectacular work on a classic plane.

  7. Terrific finish on a really well-built model. Great job.

  8. Beautifully built kit. I’m also a fan of the movie.

  9. Hello Jeremy, @jmillan
    I has been a pleasure watching your build as it progressed. Having finished mine a little while ago, the build is still very fresh in my memory. Everything you stated about the kit is spot on, as this is a wonderful little model. When I built mine, I didn’t need any filler, the fit was that good.

    This Mitsubishi aircraft was an important step in the development of Japanese aviation. It had many firsts……….. and it’s a shame that we don’t see more of these built. It’s a very appealing plane with graceful lines.

    You captured the look very well. The paint is spectacular. Thank you for participating in our Empire of Japan group build. There is still a lot of time left should you decide to tackle another project.

    Well done my friend, and I pressed the “liked” button too…………

    • Thank you for the kind words Louis. I had a lot of fun building this kit. I kind of fell in love with it. It’s a beautiful airplane that has a very unique look. I love the history of it as well. Your build was an inspiration too.

      Thanks again and I will definitely be doing another Empire of Japan build before it ends. Cheers

      • Jeremy, @jmillan
        This pleases me to hear that some of my builds are inspirational to some. That is the ultimate compliment. Thank you VERY much and I sincerely mean this.

        I will be looking forward to seeing more of your work in our ever growing Empire of Japan GB. Any thoughts on what your next build might be ???

        Take care, and stay safe.

        • Well I only have 3 Japanese planes left in my stash and two of them are Zero’s. So I’ll probably do a Zero. It is one of my favorite planes. I have a nice Hasegawa George kit as well… I need to get an Oscar too. Haha.

          Take care Louis.

  10. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice one Jeremy, love that subtle weathering, very convincing and well applied.
    The finish is just outstanding.

  11. This plane is indeed a beauty as well as your build, Jeremy.
    The metal painting came out very well.

  12. She’s a beauty Jeremy, job well done.

  13. Nice looking plane Jeremy. Glad you included a photo of the box art on your EoJ build log. I’ll make a point of watching the movie.

  14. Thanks Eric. It’s a cool movie.

  15. Really beautiful build! I wasn’t familiar with this aircraft, and will now have to see if there’s on in 1/72! Well done.

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