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1/32 - Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai Ko/Tei & Ho Toryu "Nick" by Zoukei Mura - mock up+box art+sprues - release in 2018

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One of the two new 1/32nd models to be announced by Zoukei-Mura at Telford SMW 2016 is a Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu "Nick".

Source: http://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/sentiment/oyajiblog_089.html

 

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そして~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!

いよいよこの機種がついにSWS 1/32スケールで実現いたします!!
 もちろん両機とも、細部の細部まで極限に再現を試みたSWSスタンダードモデルとして鋭意開発中です!

しかも2機種が同時進行ですから~~!! 日本機ファンのあなた、ドイツ機ファンのあなた、そして私のように航空機ならなんでも好きな素敵なあなた、今日からまた寝られない日々が始まるのですぞ~~~

 また一つあなたの夢が叶います。SWSキットの前味を存分に楽しんでくださいね。

 

V.P.

 

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That looks like it will be a beauty, and my favourite Japanese aircraft, unfortunately it will be out of my price range :(  Looks like I'll have to stick with the 1/48 kits in my stash.

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hmmm I think this has just jumped to the top of my wish list for next year!!!

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Fresh wews...  ;)

Source: http://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/sentiment/oyajiblog_093.html

 

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This is also amazing!

One more SWS 1/32 kit! The Type 2 Two-Sea Fighter Ki-45 Kai "Toryu" has come this far.

Toryu flies in the sky of the imperial capital!

From the battle front of South New Guinea, Rangoon, Sumatra and Philippines, to the air defense of Japanese mainland starting from Kitakyushu, and until the time of the final battle in the imperial capital, the plane ventured one hard battle after another! Zoukei-mura aims to finally release an incredible model kit for this special aircraft that engraved its name in the history of Japanese Imperial Aviation during the last heroic days of the suicide attacks!

That Toryu. First, we can roughly identify two types of planes: the "short nose" and the "long nose", and we are developing both. Then, we are planning to represent six different types in total, based on the combination of the armament equipped on three different models, "Kinoe", "Hinoe", and "Hinoto".
As usual, it will be possible to reproduce every type of armament until the days of the suicide attacks, from nose weapons to the all the weapons under the fuselage.

Of course, as you would expect from an SWS kit, this aircraft will be faithfully reproduced in details, from its structure to the engines, cockpit, weapons and landing gears.

Only with SWS, you can get the real pleasure of working and completing a model with an unstoppable attraction. The beautiful curved lines of this Japanese aircraft are indeed seriously fascinating. Japanese aircraft fans, we are now in the final phase! This mock-up will be displayed at the IPMS Omaha too. The beauty of this delicate Japanese aircraft will stun all the visitors.

 
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▋Dear fans of Japanese aircrafts, this is "Toryu"!!

Isn't it beautiful just like a white crane that got down on the ground?
The day this irresistible, beautiful Japanese aircraft will revive as an SWS kit is close to come! I am so happy I can't even believe it myself. I am stricken by this particular aircraft that fought so much, from the continents to the southern front, and from the inland until the air defense of the imperial capital, bravely facing a cruel fate in almost every battlefield of the Great East Asia War. In the picture above is shown a mock-up where you can see the shape of the plane. Hard work is waiting for us from now! But we will fight hard!!

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▋The Ki-45 Kai "Toryu" is a beautiful aircraft but, on the other hand, it is very hard to reproduce its sequence of curved lines. But it will be a pleasant work so we will not stop.
As a typical Japanese aircraft deployed in many fronts, every type of weapon, as well as the detachable and maintenance equipment will be reproduced. The fun of reproducing the weapon selection will tickle the modeler's soul. However, it gets very sad when you have to remove all the weapons and the skin, leaving the Toryu completely unvested.

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▋I am staring at the image of the "Toryu" carrying a desperate full attack on a B-29. This is the package art for the SWS Ki-45 Kai kit. (Kaiten Unit No.4 Lieutenant Yamamoto's aircraft decals included.)
We are deeply thankful to Mr. Haruo Umeda, Captain of the 13th Flight Squadron (Kashihara Base) for giving us the precious picture this illustration is based on.
He shared the same fate of "Toryu" in the sky of Osaka and he returned home alive. With Captain Umeda's cheerful voice in our heart, we are moving on with this SWS kit development too. We also thank Mr. Totsui from Sankei Shinbum for introducing us Captain Umeda. Thank you very much!

 

V.P.

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WOW :yikes: this has really jumped to the top of my wish list!! It will be interesting to see how they produce the various version, one complete version with other versions as AM extras or all version in the one kit....that would be nice!!

 

Can't wait for more info!!

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"Slack dragon" and "slut dragon"???!!! Something lost in translation, methinks.

 

Richard in NZ

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Toryu = Dragon killer !!! Love it .

Deffo at the top of my list for swag :idea:

 

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Source: http://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/sentiment/oyajiblog_097.html

 

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▋Our Toryu, with all the weapons and bulletproof equipment removed, during a killer attack!! This is the samurai of the sky, ready to protect Japan's mainland.
I have been observing the development of this kit trying to control the tears. I really want such an intimate kit, that only Zoukei-mura could make, to be built by as many people as possible. This time we'll bring the latest mock-up to our booth. Come and look carefully.

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▋The development of the beautiful twin-engine fighter Toryu Ki-45 is going on smoothly!!
Definitely come to Zoukei-mura booth to have a look at its mock-up.
This kit will be maybe the first model in the world of this aircraft in 1/32 scale.
You'll be able to enjoy the real taste of building the real Toryu Ki-45 with this kit, precisely represented in it exterior shape and internal structure on the base of our investigation on the real machine at the Smithsonian Museum. 
Soon available!

 

V.P.

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gosh I'd better start clearing some room for her!!

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Fresh news: https://www.facebook.com/volksusascale/posts/2082079818720299

 

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[IPMS Nationals Phoenix After Report # 02]

Today we will introduce the "SWS 1/32 Toryu / Ki - 45 Kai Tei", which was a popular point of discussion at IPMS Nationals

Zoukei-Mura members worked really hard to make the CAD drawings. And finally, the test molds were completed. The first test runners arrived, but this is just the beginning.
Here in the pictures below the test runners of 1/32 Toryu. This kit consists of approximate 430 parts.
We’ll keep working on these runners until we receive satisfactory marks from the president, we will also continuously release details so please look forward to it!

 

V.P.

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