Tamiya Ki-61 with ‘that’ colour scheme
This was a quick build of Tamiya’s beautifully engineered Ki-61-Id Hien kit in 1/48 scale which I bought on a work trip to Tokyo years ago and have only just got around to building now that lockdowns are over and I can access my workshop again!
I was pleased with the natural metal finish given by using AK Xtreme Metal’s Steel and highlights of Aluminium over a Mr Color Gloss Black base layer. I almost went with the scheme without the green mottling – partly to preserve the NMF look and partly because it’s an intimidating scheme to freehand with the airbrush. In the end I caved (as most do I think) because the mottled scheme just looks so unique.
Anyhow, I think it came out ok (ish), although I’m clearly out of practice in terms of spray discipline/fine tuning thinner ratios to avoid splatter…
Slideshow build video here for any interested:
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