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It seems I have managed to build a model in a matter of days. This is rather a big deal, as since my age stopped beginning with a "1" this has never happened! It's the old Mania Hobby kit built completely OOB save for some Eduard superfabric seatbelts (German ones, actually, because they were spare). There's no filler on the model at all, and it's more or less painted Colourcoats ACRN18 RAF Blue-Grey inside, with ACJ12 #1 Hairyokushoku and ACJ20 Hinomaru Red with Alclad II for the shiny silver bits and various Colourcoats C# colours for little bits and bobs. I used Tamiya clear green and clear red on top of enamel silver for the nav lights. The decals are the originals and where a bit fragile, but useable with a couple of touchups (one Hinomaru broke up a little but I'm happy with the save). The antenna is Infini Model Fine Rigging Line as is my usual nowadays. It has some pin washing around the cowl gills, a few panel lines around and under the cowling and the control surfaces and some chalk pastel exhaust staining. That's about it. It's not perfect, but it's not bad either and I'm happy to have finished something by 3rd January 2017 that was still untouched in its box on Boxing Day 2016.
Hi folks, I have received this kit a while ago from my dad, who in turn got it second hand. It's in a postal box but it's complete. It looks really rather nice with lovely fine rivet detail and engraved panels, but I know nothing about Mania Hobby nor Ki27s in general. Can anyone fill me in with some details? The kit comes with 2 canopy choices - one with a metal fairing behind the glazings and another that's glazed the full length of the tear drop. The colour plan says the cockpit was "Navy Blue" inside. I can't comment one way or the other on that but I'm hoping someone (Nick Millman?) can and elucidate further on what shade this might have been as well as how glossy or otherwise it would have looked. It also calls for "Pale green gray" for All surfaces. Is this Ame iro or something else? Thanks in advance, Jamie