Banzai!..1/48 Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai Koh Toryu "Nick", Imperial Japanese Army

December 21, 2020 · in Aviation · · 15 · 2.4K

Built by my dad in 2012, dual combo kit with Isuzu fuel truck.
Painted with Gunze and Tamiya paints, elastic thread for the antenna wire, Wako fabric seatbelts.

5th Flight Regiment, 1st Company, Timor Island October 1943.

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  1. Another one of your excellent builds, Reinhard!
    I am almost finishing my Toryu, will happily post it here too, though no good as yours.
    You cannot beat the combined Dad-Son Spreitfzhofer force!
    Well done on this amazing model!

  2. Reinhard, @grimreaper
    This is a wonderful looking Ki-45 build. These planes look SO cool with the mottled camouflage paint schemes.

    Spiros @fiveten
    and I both have some of these Ki-45 models on our work benches at the moment. He is much closer to posting his in the headlines section that I am... His plane looks very good too... Don't let him fool you. 🙂

    Your Dad builds some incredible models, and you take some fantastic pictures. Together you guys are a magnificent team...

    I pressed the "Liked" button too.

    Merry Christmas.

  3. Your dad created a very nice "Nick", Reinhard.
    Camouflage scheme looks awesome on this build, not easy to get it done this beautiful.

  4. The paint job on the Ki-45 is a pleasure to look at, the details are coherent and make a beautiful overall picture- greetings and congratulations to father and son!

  5. Great job on this. I did one in the same scheme a year ago.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  6. Reinhard what type of airbrush does your father use for the green pattern? Another Q what is the psi set at? Is the paint thinned downed to 50 percent or more?
    These photos are some of the best I have seen at this site. With the lighting and the clarity of model. Suitable for hard copy.
    Two thumbs up.

    • Thanks!
      As mentioned, the model is from 2012, so my dad can´t tell anymore which airbrush he used, he has a bunch of them. But usually for more delicate work he uses Iwata, Hader&Steenbeck or a similar more High-End ones with a 0,2mm nozzle. Depending on airbrush and paint he uses 7 to 14psi pressure and thins 1/3 to 2/3.

  7. Beautiful paintwork.

  8. Such a steady hand to get that paintwork so perfect. Beautiful as always.

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