Now my Val is almost finished, the EoJ GB addiction has forced me to start another project, the 1/48 Eduard Ki-115 “Tsurugi”.
This was an astonishing suicide machine, built mainly of non strategic materials (steel, wood, fabric etc). It was to carry a bomb that was secured under the belly, unable to be released from the pilot. The landing gear was to be jettisoned after T/O, for it to be reuseable…..but not the rest of the plane, including the pilot…..Strange machines of strange days!!
I bought this kit in 2004. It was one of Eduard’s great releases back then, creating quite an impact to the modeling world.
The kit looks lovely. It is a profipack version with some nice photoetch. (just look at those ignition harnesses – IF I will be able to implement them at the nicely detailed engine).
I had the usual experts examining it….. The younger one moaned a bit about the beige styrene colour, but I finally was cleared to GO!
Started gluing the wings, cockpit and engine to have an initial feeling…NOT BAD at all!
Keeping you posted.
All the best, Great EoJ GB!
4 attached images. Click to enlarge.