There have been some conversations among several of us who happen to have a Ki-45 “Nick” in their stashes. So I have this idea…………….
After talking with Spiros Pendedekas, @fiveten
Chuck Villanueva, @uscusn
and Jaime Carreon @jetmex
about starting a build thread here on building this particular plane, and I came up with this thought.
We could all post up pictures of our work here as we build our Ki-45 models. This would also act as an information center on the type. If you have anything you want to share about the Ki-45 you can also add it here.
This is an open invitation to drag out your Toryu models and build them. It doesn’t matter what scale it is or what manufacturer you have. Nichimo, Hasegawa, whatever you have……….. Just go for it and start building one………….. Please feel free to add your work here, and we can share thoughts, ideas etc., and this might be of help.
You can also post your own individual build if you want to……….. Nothing is keeping you from doing that.
So if you have one of these kits in your collection and you want to join in this “mini” group build within a group build, please feel free to do so. This will be open to all who want to participate.
I’ll start out by showing what I have in mind for a future project, one that will happen sometime soon. I have two of the 1/48 scale Hasegawa Ki-45 kits. What surprised me was how small they are……… You would expect the model to be much bigger than it is, and since it’s a twin engine plane, it seems even smaller to me.
These are some photos of my model kits. I will be building these two up soon.
The parts are the same in both boxes. It is a typical Hasegawa kit, and the parts are molded perfectly from what I can see inside the bags. I don’t see any flash present anywhere.
The only difference is the decals that are provided for each kit. I still have yet to decide on which version I will be building………….
Do I build a high flying B-29 interceptor ??? A night fighter or what ??? It’s still up in the air at the moment.
These are the illustrations for the marking options that are provided in the box. I like the overall dark green one and possibly the one wearing the green spots over the light grey green………which describes the majority of these planes.
Time will tell which ones I chose to build.
So if you have a Ki-45 in the stash, and want to build it, there’s no better time than right now. Drag it out, get busy with it and please feel free to post your work here………..Tell us something about how it’s going together and what you are experiencing with yours.
Let’s get this party started………..