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  1. Tamiya is to release a new tool 1/48th Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien/"Tony" kit - ref. 61115 Release expected in Japan on December 24th, 2016 - price ¥ 3,240 After the 1/48th Tomcat, the Hien; has Tamiya decided updating the Hasegawa catalogue? Sources: http://www.tamiya.com/japan/cms/newstopics/4492-hien.html http://hlj.com/product/TAM61115 V.P.
  2. Hi there, I start to build this beautiful kit of this beatiful plane. I only added some details on the cockpit sidewalls and rudder belts. The only aftermarket addition is the prepainted PE seat belts from Eduard. I only used tinny amount of putty por covering ejectors pins in the wheel doors and behind the seat (was an assemby error). I added some handles in the windshield made form stretched sprue. I made rivet marks with an old wach gear and started to paint. I primed with Tamiya's gloss black for later spray with aluminum, dural and dark aluminum from Alclad laquers. I preferred to apply a satin barnish for the look of the aircraft. I find WWII era pictures with mat finish of the aluminum airframe. Criticism will be well received. Regards, Pablo
  3. Hi folks, I show this beautiful kit I finisehd a few minutes ago. I hope you like it. Regards, Pablo
  4. TopDrawings No.80 Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (9788366148499) Kagero Publishing via Casemate UK The Ki-61 was the only mass produced Japanese fighter to use a liquid cooled inline V engine of WWII. Initially Allied pilots reported it as a Bf 109, or Macchi C202. Kawasaki developed the fighter for the Japanese Army around its licence built Daimler Benz DB 601a engine. Armament was 2 20mm cannon and 2 12.7mm machine guns. We have new and old kits for the Ki-61 with the new Tamiya ones being very good. The TopDrawings series majors on scale plans, which is the main thrust, but also includes a little background information, some pertinent profiles, The book is written in English on the left of the page, with Polish on the right, which translates to top and bottom for the captions to the various drawings within. The book itself is bound in a card cover and has 20 pages, and the rear cover devoted to additional profiles of two G-2s and a loose A3 sheet printed on both sides with overhead plans mentioned above. The first half of the plans show the aircraft, then there are a series of colour profiles. Conclusion These books are essential for the modeller that enjoys comparing their models against scale plans, and wants them to be as accurate as possible, Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Ki-61-Id Hien Exhaust Stacks & Wheels 1:72 Eduard- For Tamiya Kit Exhaust Stacks (672202) This is a resin drop in set for the kit parts. Eduard's well cast resin will be worth it in this area. Wheels (672201) This set provides both main wheels with circumferential tread, and the tail wheel. A set of wheel masks (not shown) are also included. Conclusion These sets will enhance an already impressive model. Recommended. Review samples courtesy of
  6. Ki-61-Id Upgrade sets & Masks 1:72 Eduard for Tamiya The new tool from Tamiya is welcome. Eduard are now along with some sets for it. Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Update Set (73637) Two frets are included, one nickel plated and pre-painted, the other in bare brass. A complete set of new instrument panels that will be prominent within the cockpit are the primary parts on the painted set, with new rudder pedals; seat details; canopy internal structure; additional instruments; seat belts and extra details. The normal fret contains gear doors, radiator parts, and landing gear parts. Zoom! Set (SS637) This set contains a reduced subset of the interior, namely the pre-painted parts that are used to improve on the main aspects of the cockpit, as seen above. Whatever your motivations for wanting this set, it provides a welcome boost to detail, without being concerned with the structural elements. Masks (CX516) Supplied on yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy. In addition you get a set of hub/tyre masks for the main and tail wheels, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort, plus a landing light mask. Review samples courtesy of
  7. Happy New Year all! Last year I completed the illustrations for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces #114 on Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces, written by Nicholas Millman of http://www.aviationofjapan.com. Since the book has meanwhile been published, I'd like to show you a few samples. Research by Nick and myself. All images © Osprey Publishing. Ki-61-I Otsu of the 78th Sentai: Ki-61-I Tei of the 244th Sentai Detail of the score board: This graphic gives you an idea of the amount of research that goes into each profile: Ki-61-I Hei of the 56th Sentai: Colourful Ki-100-I Otsu of Akeno's 111th Sentai: Ki-100-I Otsu of the 5th Sentai: A close-up of the tail unit and "Nine-headed Dragon" inscription: A Ki-100-I Ko of the 59th Sentai with P-51 victory marking under the cockpit and 3rd Chutai markings on both vertical and horizontal tail planes: Sample line drawing of a Ki-100-I Otsu: For those who are on Facebook, I have an artwork page at https://www.facebook.com/AviationArt.Aero and a group dedicated to the Ki-61/100 at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ki61Tony/ Many thanks for looking! Ronnie Olsthoorn
  8. Ki-61-id Hien Update sets & masks - For Tamiya Kit 1:48 Eduard Exhaust Stacks (648316) This is a resin drop in set for the kit parts. Eduard's well cast resin will be worth it in this area. Update Set (49822) This is one brass fret.& one colour nickel one. Most of the colour pats are for the cockpit with the instrument panel and side panels being replaced. Many other cockpit parts are also replaced. There is a new flap for the radiator, and new interior baffles for it as well. There are new main gear doors and other parts for the wheel wells. Brake lines are supplied for the main gear legs and lastly new framing for the canopy is supplied. Flaps (48920) This large brass frets which provides flaps for the kit. The ribs are just bent into position on these, small rod is needed which is not supplied. Some work on kit parts is needed. Seatbelts (49823) This small fret provides seatbelts for the Ki-61 Wheels (648317) This set provides both main wheels with circumferential tread, and the tail wheel. A set of wheel masks are also included. Masks (EX548) These are on yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, landing lights & wheels. Conclusion These sets will enhance an already impressive model. Recommended. Review samples courtesy of
  9. Aoshima is to release in April 2016 two 1/72nd Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien "Tony" kits. Sources: http://www.aoshima-bk.co.jp/product/?s=&when1-year=2016&when1-day=04&when1-daynum=01&when2-year=2016&when2-day=04&when2-daynum=30 https://www.facebook.com/Aoshima.Bunka.Kyozai.Co.Ltd - ref.14 - "razorback" - 「三式戦II型飛燕角型風防」 -http://www.aoshima-bk.co.jp/product/4905083022290/ - ref.15 - "bubbletop" - 「三式戦II型飛燕涙滴風防」 - http://www.aoshima-bk.co.jp/product/4905083022467/ V.P.
  10. AZmodel is to release a family of 1/72nd Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien "Tony" Source: http://azmodel.cz/avizo/AVIZOAZ-EN-0116.pdf V.P.
  11. RS Models is to release a 1/72nd Kawasaki Ki-61 I Hei - short nose variant - kit - ref.92180 Source: http://rsmodels.cz/cs/modely-letadel/plastikove-modely/1-72/92180/ki-61-i-hei V.P.
  12. After the Ki-61 I Tei (http://rsmodels.cz/en/modely-letadel/plastikove-modely/1-72/92145/ki-61-i-tei & http://rsmodels.cz/en/modely-letadel/plastikove-modely/1-72/92143/ki-61-i-tei), Hei (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234982068-172-kawasaki-ki-61-1-hei-new-variant-by-rs-models-released/) and Ki-61 II Kai (http://rsmodels.cz/en/modely-letadel/plastikove-modely/1-72/92104/ki-61-ii-kai-with-bubble-canopy), RS Models is to release a 1/72nd Kawasaki Ki-61 I Otsu kit - ref.92179 Source: http://rsmodels.cz/en/modely-letadel/plastikove-modely/1-72/92179/ki-61-i-otsu Box art V.P.
  13. 1/72 Ki-61 Hien Type 3 "Tony", Imperial Japanese Army Fighter (3 in 1) w/new tooling http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=DRA5028
  14. Seen at the Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg 2014. RS Models is to release a 1/48th Kawasaki Ki.-61 II Otsu kit - ref.48002 Source IPMS Germany: http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2014/Bilder_VH/165.html V.P.
  15. This is another kit that is being sacrificed so I can learn to airbrush. I started it as I am waiting for my latest airbrush disaster (Neptune Build) to finish drying so I can attempt to fix/repair the damage I have done through means I am not sure of. So, another fatted calf off to my painting slaughter house. It is the 1/32 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61-1 Otsu (Tony) Shinten Seikutai. Whew, try and say that quickly. I chose this kit as it should be an easy build and it will be an experiment with Japanese camo schemes before I attack my ZM Raiden that is patiently waiting to be painted. If I can get the scheme I am doing down right, I will tackle the Raiden next. If you check some of my more recent WIPs you will find I consider airbrushing a dark art that is always trying to defeat me (and it succeeds most of the time) This will be an OOB as the main point is to get to the airbrush camo stage. So here goes. . . I gave the cockpit parts a base coat of interior paint. While that dried, I painted the various interior detail parts while still on the sprue. When the base coat had dried, I glued the main instrument panel to the front bulkhead and applied the decal for the instruments. This photo reflects the decal is resisting conforming to the panel surface and I am coaxing into compliance. Resistance is futile. Next up, I install all the little pieces where they should go in the main cockpit parts to get ready to do the detail painting and weathering. I have also coaxed all the decals for instruments to conform to their respective surfaces. (Not a great talent I have, just Micro Set and Sol make me look like I know what I am doing.) I am going to let this dry overnight before I get down to detailing and weathering. As always, all comments welcome.
  16. Kawasaki Ki-61 Type I-TEI, #5262, Chofu, April 1945, Pilot: 244th Senai commander Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi (reserve a/c) Kit: Hasegawa (in the meantime clearly superseded by Fine Molds and RS Models) Photo-etched parts: Eduard Wheels with rubber tires: Equipage Decals: Life Like Decals “244th Sentai Pt.2” Built in 1997 and finished initially as that dubious "Shamrock Tony" much discussed around 2000. Partially repainted and completely re-decalled in 2004. Although the level of painting and weathering leaves something to be desired being obviously below that of my more recent models presented here and the exact colours might remain somewhat controversial, lot of corrections and extra detail (wheel wells,ventral radiator, drop tanks - just to mention a few...) were done and so I dare to present it to your attention...
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