KI-45 tei hei. ZoukeiMura
This is the ZoukeiMura kit SOB-except for the tail wheel. The story here is that I had built the ID vac kit years ago. I was working on the ZM kit. My 2 cats found the ZM tail wheel in the box- never to be seen again🤨. The very nicely done vac kit tail wheel is , therefore, now part of the ZM kit now! – This is a wonderful kit! Take your time building it! Do not rush. Read instructions multiple times to make you are using the correct parts for each stage- ask me how I know this. -the color scheme is from the 53rd Sentai at Matsudo airbase in 1944. I used a mixed interior color from AK. The outer color scheme is Tamiya Japanese colors. The mottling was done over 3 days. Reason being, after looking at several pictures of this plane, there was definitely multiple sizes of mottled applied. To me this would indicate either several different people painting the same day or same person painting over several episodes. Stripes on the spinners was about to drive me crazy. I put the kit away for several months and finally arrived at a method in my mind. – the kit decals were used with some trepidation. I was worried that the white bandages would be translucent to some degree. Again, kit quality showed its face. These was no translucency and they and the other decals went down like a dream with MicroSet/ Sol. Use plenty of water to help float decals into position. -I think you get the gist that I was completely enamored with this kit. YOU WOULD BE CORRECT!
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