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 detail [...]
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 "Frank"
Our club contest theme for 2020 is "Made In Japan," and this is the first of 3 or 4 planned theme builds. Pretty much OOB, except I added some fins to the air intake on the fuselage side. I didn't intend to leave it a predominant NMF scheme - [...]
Probably one of the best models I've ever built. Tamiya has really upped the game with this kit, with the engineering being amazing. Very little putty is required, and the kit falls together.
The only complaint I can point at, are the decal[...]
This is a model that I finished up a few days ago. It also happens to be my favorite Japanese fighter from the War. It's so elegant and streamlined.............. I call it the "Japanese Spitfire".
The Tamiya model fit together perfectly, and[...]
Another of my "skeletons in the closet". I also made a model with a 10-year pause. I was afraid of those green spots. I created the interior from EDUARD, which is very good. I sprayed the green stains from my hand, so maybe it did. Hinomaru I al[...]
My first attempt in metallic finishes, many lessons learned, many more yet to learn.
Didn't use rondel decals, line decals etc... I've made them by masks I've previously made.
Excellent fit and details.
Every comment is welcomed :)
Christmas present from my wife :) i don’t build Japanese Planes ussualy so i tried do my best :)
Finally finished this one. Markings are for Captain Ichikawa of the 3rd Chutai, 244th Sentai.
The 1/48 Otaki Ki-61, started back in the eighties and sitting on the shelf since then. The decals are from the Aeromaster "Eagles of the Ri[...]