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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
This is the Tamiya 1/72 Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien.
Here are mine:
1/72 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien "Tony"
1/72 Academy Consolidated PBY-4 Catalina
Revell 1/72 PT-109 Elco torpedo boat
1/48 Tamiya Nakajima A6M-2N "Rufe"
1/48 Tamiya Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate [...]