1/72 Ki-46 II Dinah EofJ GB
This is the LS kit Kit No. A-301:300 from 1980 ( Arii & MicroAce), Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Type 100 Commandant Reconnaissance Aircraft -or- simply known as Dinah.
Built as part of the Empire of Japan GB, this was straight OOB build using kit decals (expect for leading edge bands and prop detail) using Tamiya and AK acrylics for the outer surfaces with a ‘satin’ clear coat.
The kit identifies it as belonging to the 1st Chutai 81st Hiko-Sentai but an internet search indicate it belongs to the 18th Dokuritsu Chutai and/or the 82nd Sentai.
Either way, I fancied the jumping Tiger and the colours so this camo scheme was a 'GO', although I had to improvise the starboard patterns.
There's something about these old LS kits that make me want to build more - and I did find out that I do have an LS/ARII kit of 1/72 Ki-46 III recon with extended canopy, so I am hoping that I can start that build sometime in the New Year.
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