The Ki-61 Database at iModeler

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The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien

1/48 Tamiya Ki-61 Hein

As anyone who has built this knows, it's a fabulous kit. I enhanced it with Quinta cockpit decals and Quickboost exhausts and gun barrels. National and fin markings were painted using home made stencils. The model was painted using various [...]

Hot-Rod Hien, the last of the breed.

Sooner or later, all good fighters need an upgrade. The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien JAAF fighter was still running around with a Diamler Benz DB 601 copy in 1944, which had gone out with the Bf109E model in 1941. The Ha-140 was the [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 Tony

This was the second time I built the Tony and I was much happier with this model over the older Hasegawa Tony. The cockpit is a gem and after it is complete, you can have the rest of the plane ready for paint in mere hours. Painting was [...]

Chinese Tony

Not long ago I finished the Tamiya Ki-61 and shortly after that I ran across an older version of the Hasegawa kit for a decent price. So I decided to take a chance on it even though I knew it would be good, but not up to the standards of [...]

The Empire of Japan 1919-1946 GB: Hasegawa 1/72 Kawasaki Ki61(Tony)

This is my Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-61 and it is a very nice kit that was first released in 1973. It is also one of the first kits that Hasegawa made with complete recessed panel lines in which as we closed in to the 80's Hasegawa, Tamiya, Otaki, [...]

Tamiya Tony

My last completed kit of 2021, here’s my 1/72 Tamiya Ki-61 Hien. This was another fantastic kit from Tamiya. I used the camo decals which worked pretty well. I do wish Tamiya provided an open canopy option since there’s pretty good [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Kawasaki KI-61-ID Hien (Tony)

The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (飛燕, "flying swallow") is a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft. Used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service, it was designated the "Army Type 3 Fighter" (三式戦闘機). Allied [...]

Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien, Tamiya 1/72

Finished this little kit in 2020. What can I say, this is the best kit I ever built, absolutely superb. No filling required. Painted with AK Real Colors and Alclad II paints.

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 [...]

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien / Tony, Otaki

My second post features and old Otaki Ki-61 (from the mid-70s). It's a very basic kit, but it goes together well, and seems accurate in scale and shape. I think there is a lot of life in the 1970s Japanese kits, even though the lack of [...]