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Found 33 results

  1. Aoshima is working on a 1/144th Kawasaki C-2 kit - ref. Source: https://hobby.dengeki.com/event/638007/ Source: https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5896512964 V.P.
  2. Hobby Boss is to release in 2018-2019 a 1/72nd Kawasaki T-4 kit - ref. 87266 Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/photos/ms.c.eJxFkdGRRTEIQjvaUVGj~;Te2czHmfTJROJhWQVhLnOo~_8tefdtVWg5Zdbfm9F3w0kOaR0Xr1Eeo4d16KWnu0VY~;~;zjfol3cewjzrmwcbHpfV~;vmlYPMP5yN3nzxp6w8M3~;I6~_Vt9~_3Bf8~_5bkz~_xPDH5uvk6~;rr~_ciZv74Wk3~_vv8b37735GHom9j7P~;4y~;6xet7gv20lof3anl8xXdcPyTvW~_8~;qumHWp7J0~;wHK7NkWQ~-~-.bps.a.910352652456662.1073742118.103526326472636/910352895789971/?type=3&theater V.P.
  3. After the Ki-61 I Hei - short nose variant - (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234982068-172-kawasaki-ki-61-1-hei-new-variant-by-rs-models-released) RS Models is to release a 1/72nd Kawasaki Ki-61 I Ko - kit - ref.92200 Source: http://rsmodels.cz/cs/modely-letadel/plastikove-modely/1-72/92200/ki-61i-ko V.P.
  4. After the Ki-61 II Kai (Hien) - ref.48002 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234954466-148-kawasaki-ki-61-ii-kai-hien-by-rs-models-released/ - RS Models is to release a 1/48th Kawasaki Ki-61 II prototype kit - ref.48003 Source: http://rsmodels.cz/en/modely-letadel/plastikove-modely/1-48/48003/ki-61-ii-prototype-1-48 V.P.
  5. Hi all, this is the final reveal of the 1972 Kawasaki 750 H2. This was the most powerful and unpredictable bike to own in that era and carved out a reputation for itself as a bit of a Hooligan. To emphasize the character of the bike I decided to ditch the centre stand, as any hard rider would find it a limitation in the ground clearance. Also I have scraped the chrome on the underside of the exhausts, which was a common occurrence when leaning this bike over into bends. As a final detail I wanted to show the oil tank gauge indicator which was basically a clear tube that exited and entered the oil tank and was visible through the slot at the rear of the right hand side panel to make the clear tube look in scale. I used a piece of fibre optic strand and looped it round and fixed it into the side panel and then with a little dab of red paint, gave the impression of oil in the tube. A small detail but accurate nonetheless. In the hands of an experienced rider, the Mach 750 H2 was the fastest production bike in the world, but with someone less skilled on board, it was an accident waiting to happen. It earned its nickname 'the widow maker' all too often. You can also see the work in progress of my build here. Finally the last picture is for all the doubters who think this is a real bike. I thought the plastic spoon would give a sense of scale to the non believers LOL!
  6. Hi all, happy to say I have pretty much bashed this bike into a Z900A4, Heller made a great job of the details of the Z1000 kit, just some of the engineering let it down. For example, the rear grab rail was perfect but it was split into two halves and the join seam was in the centre over the tail unit that would've been tricky to hide with a chrome finish. The 750 kit had a fully molded rail, but where it bolted to the side of the bike, it was missing the indicator mounts, so I cut off the one piece rail and I glued it to the Heller kit side rails, this worked out pretty good in the end. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos, which include a blue 1975 Z1B which I have painted and my friend fully restored, this was taken yesterday in his back garden. "Let the good times roll" as the Kawasaki slogan went. Finally, you can see the work in progress of my build in the link below.
  7. Hi guys, well yet again here is another 70's Kawasaki. Going to paint it in Candy Gold Metal Flake, should be very psychedelic. I have made a start this morning. Also the kit came with this cool poster of a different bike called the Kawasaki H1 500, check out those groovy boots!
  8. Hi all, here is the start of another 70's classic superbike build. The Kawasaki Z900A4 or KZ900 in the US. This is going to be a kitbash of sorts as this kit is not available. I bought two kits which I will take parts from to build the Z900A4. Don't fret! I have a plan for a workshop diorama in the future, for the leftover parts. As you can see I have made a start on the bodywork, the paint colour is diamond dark green. I used the Z1000 decals for the side panels and cut them and painted in the number 9. There was some subtle differences between the Z1000 and the Z750 which eventually became the Z1. The fuel tank and the bodywork is correct on the Z1000 for my Z900 conversion, as is the fuel cap, carbs, airbox, rear light, front forks, headlamp, seat, mudguard and clocks. The 750 kit will require the exhaust system and a few other parts, which includes the triangular rear subframe for the exhaust mountings, these will have to be cut from the 750 kit and grafted onto the Heller frame. I am using mostly the Heller chassis parts, so that I know that the bodywork will all fit correctly. Finally I have some pics of a real bike which I recently restored. Wish me luck and will update you again sometime next week.
  9. Kawasaki Ki-100. This is the only surviving Ki-100, now displayed at Cosford. Pics mine.
  10. 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
  11. AZ model is to release (in 2016) 1/72nd Kawasaki Ki-102 kits. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931186-azmodellegatoadmiral-wwii-aircraft-comments-questions-and-wishes/?p=2147039 V.P.
  12. source: http://www.hlj.com/product/DYS50075/Air 1/72 Kawasaki T-4 Blue Impulse by Doyusha Their Blue Impulse Sabre and other 1/72 kits are reboxed from Hobby Boss but this render looks like new tool. http://www.doyusha-model.com/ http://www.doyusha-model.com/hs_new_3.html
  13. I bought this kit last year however looking at the exhaust downpipes, the way they were attached to the sprue gate it was obvious that the chrome finish would be ruined. So I decided to wait until I could get hold of some Alclad chrome. I have never used Alclad before and so I had to experiment a few times to get a decent finish, also the petrol cap had been plated with a silver aluminium type finish instead of chrome, so I had to redo that with Alclad as well and also the rear grab rail. The wheels had chrome rims which were ok but also had the spokes chromed which was wrong for the look of the model as they should be zinc plated so I brushed painted Stynylrez black primer over the spokes followed with some Vallejo metallic semi matte aluminium to give the effect of zinc spokes. Also the box art showed a real bike not any images of the model, I knew the model would not look as realistic unless I super detailed it. I used a 2K clear lacquer over the paint work, the paint is actually mixed by myself from a match that I sprayed a few years ago on a Z1A which was very similar. The tail decal went on ok however the tank decal required cutting to conform to the shape of the tank. I was not happy with this so I did put the decals on but they wrinkled a little so I 2K clear coated them then flatted the tank and resprayed the colours on with my airbrush using Tamiya 2mm curved masking tape which was perfect for this job. I was just finishing the build when I had major problems fitting the headlight shell and the front mudguard, basically both seemed a little too wide for the forks. Then I found that the headlamp bottom bracket that clamps around the forks just started to brake as well as the fork tubes broke so I had a major rebuild to perform but I got there in the end. Also the center stand broke so I left it on the side stand. It's a great kit but the plastic is a bit brittle.
  14. Platz is to release a 1/144th Kawasaki C-1 kit - ref.? Source: http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/199672/2/ V.P.
  15. 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.
  16. Aoshima is to release a new 1/72nd Kawasaki Ki-100II Type 5 kit - ref.008706 N°9 Source: http://www.aoshima-bk.co.jp/english/News/2014-7.jpg V.P.
  17. 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.
  18. Foxone Design Studio (http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/hobby.htm) has just released a 1/144th Kawasaki P-1 3D print acrylic resin kit - ref.A061 Sources: http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/o61/original_61.html http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/original/original.html http://foxone2.blog53.fc2.com/blog-category-97.html http://foxonemodel.fc2web.com/air_gallery/P1/144p1/144p1.html ] V.P.
  19. Kawasaki P-1. Pics thanks to Ken.
  20. 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.
  21. Anigrand is to release a 1/72nd Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja resin helicopter kit in May 2015. Source: http://www.anigrand.com/future_releases.htm V.P.
  22. I actually finished a model and it only took me two months... I present my first motorcycle model, hopefully not the last. I hope you like it. There are no doubt many things that could have been better, but overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. One of the flame motif decals is missing (thanks to a masking incident) but a replacement sheet is one the way. It's built out-of-the-box and finished in Tamiya Spray, Tamiya Acrylics and Alclad metallics. I used Alclad Aqua Gloss to seal the decals, but to be honest I didn't really get on with it and the finish is not as glossy as it might have been. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Special Colour Edition by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Special Colour Edition by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Special Colour Edition by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Special Colour Edition by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Special Colour Edition by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr Thanks for looking! I'll add a few close-ups later. The build thread is here. Cheers, Andrew
  23. My first foray into the world of bike kits.... I am completely ignorant about bikes in the real world - my bike only goes as fast as I can pedal it! So, here's the kit: Tamiya Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Box by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr I've decided to go for the white scheme above. So far, I've assembled and primed the engine block and assembled parts of the frame and the exhaust. Overall, it seems to be a well moulded and well engineered kit, although the plastic does seem a little hard and brittle and needs a little extra care when cleaning up. I've stripped all the chrome off the exhaust sprue, as I want to have a go with the Alclad high shine chrome finish, which I haven't used before. I'll be using a mixture of Tamiya acrylics/sprays, Alclads and possibly some of the Mr Hobby metallic finishes. More photos to follow. Cheers, Andrew
  24. Hi Everyone, Here is my 3rd completed build of the weekend. It is the Tamiya 1/12 Kawasaki ZX-14 Ninja Special Edition. Painted by hand with Tamiya X-1 Black and X-7 Red. The decals went a lot better with this than my Hayabusa build. Anyway here are the photos. Look out for another bike build in the future, maybe even the alternate colour scheme ZX-14. ATB, Rick
  25. Hi Everyone, This will be my first project of 2015, the Tamiya 1/12 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Special Colour Edition motorcycle. I am struggling to decide which colour version of the bike to do. I thought maybe a poll would be the way to go. Please select the option you prefer. Version 1 Version 2 I personally like Version 2, however am still unsure which version to go for. Look forward to seeing the responses. Will get the sprue shots of the kit taken soon. Cheers, Rick
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