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Banzai!…1/48 Nakajima Ki-27b Type 97 “Nate”, Imperial Japanese Army

#24/2020

And my dad has finished his next, and for now last, IJ subject.

This time the old Hasegawa ex-Mania Nate. The kit isn´t bad, regarding it dates back to 1977. This is a limited edition from around 2005. Decals tended to tear and float around and my dad had to repaint some of the red stripes. Plastic seatbelsts from Fine Molds, EZ Line for the antenna wire, painted with Tamiya XF-14 JA Grey, Gunze H422 RLM82, Tamiya XF-52 Flat Earth and Gunze H54 Navy Blue. There are different interpretations of this aircraft´s camo.

Build thread here

https://imodeler.com/groups/the-empire-of-japan-1919-1946/forum/topic/hasegawa-1-48-nakajima-ki-27b-nate-ija/

Model shows the 2nd Sentai CO´s aircraft on the Philippines in December 1941.

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28 responses to Banzai!…1/48 Nakajima Ki-27b Type 97 “Nate”, Imperial Japanese Army

  1. Great job! Interesting scheme.

  2. Very nice build. I like very much the painting of the camouflage. Very successful.

  3. Beautiful camouflage! Whatever interpretation from B&W photos, this one must be the most eye catching ever. Congratulations!

  4. Amazing build and scheme, Reinhard!
    A pleasure that I had followed your build!

  5. Looks great. I did this same scheme back in the 90’s. It was illustrated in FAOW book 29 from 1991. Once I saw it I was hooked.

  6. Another beauty! And an inspiration – I’ll book mark this post for a future build reference…

  7. A fantastic build combined with a very nice camouflage pattern, Reinhard.
    A real eyecatcher.

  8. Excellent paint. Both choice of colours and standard of finish.

  9. Beautiful build and build log. This is indeed still a nice kit after all the years, and you guys have brought out its many fine qualities and used your skills to overcome its few challenges.

  10. Usually, this kit is painted in gray and red with some pinstriping for good measure. Great presentation and nothing short of professional in the photography and the modeling.
    A inspiration to say/write the least.

  11. Beautiful paintwork.

  12. Reinhard, @grimreaper
    Your Dad has done it again, and built yet another masterpiece. Isn’t this #6 for the Empire of Japan group build ??? This is the first time I have ever seen this type of aircraft painted wearing this camouflage scheme. It’s very nicely done, up to your usual standards. Thanks for taking the time to post your Dad’s work for all of us to enjoy. You guys make a great team, and your builds have helped to fuel the success we have had with our latest from the EoJ group…………..

    Thanks again, and I also pressed the “liked” button. This was a fun one to watch come together………………..

  13. Great looking model and a fantastic finish.

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