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neil5208

Hasegawa Ki 61 Hien (Tony)

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Just finished this one, Hasegawa's 1/72 Ki 61 Hien or Tony. Originally released in 1973! the Hasegawa kit has fine surface detail on the outside but the cockpit was a seat base moulded to the floor and didn't even have a control stick. Used Eduard photo etch (long out of production) for the cockpit and Rising Sun's decal set with ski conversion (also out of production) Considering the kit was older than my wife it built up pretty well, the plastic was quite hard compared to more recent kit's I built but cant tell if this was down to age or how Hasegawa made it. Time had not been kind to the kit decals and could only use 4 of them, everything else just broke up when being moved. The kits canopy is very finely molded and crystal clear. The aircraft represented seems to have been a test aircraft as I have only managed to find one picture of it which shows it in pristine condition hence the models un-weathered finish. Painted using Tamiya acylics. As usual any comments welcome.

40161898823_e03184c5ce_h.jpgIMGA0727 by neil Connor, on Flickr

47126836171_f042498cc7_h.jpgIMGA0728 by neil Connor, on Flickr

47126839531_c9f786a724_h.jpgIMGA0729 by neil Connor, on Flickr

47126836661_fb6a280fc2_h.jpgIMGA0730 by neil Connor, on Flickr

46403222894_a7f2182d31_h.jpgIMGA0731 by neil Connor, on Flickr

40161899323_b31bf71974_z.jpgIMGA0732 by neil Connor, on Flickr

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Nice work, love the subject you don’t normally see them with skis on!

 

Rob

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Interesting variation on the Hien (not 'Hein') theme – on skis!

 

Neat model!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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That looks great. Nice job on an old kit.

 

Perhaps the pictures could be a little larger. You have used the 600x400 range. A better size, at least for my old eyes is 800x600 size.

Unless you are using your phone or pad, then I don't know how to post different sizes.

 

 

 

Chris

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The “Tony” is my favorite Japanese fighter of the war. :yahoo:.... Excellent work on your Tony. I never knew they ever used ski’s ? I guess i knew Japan gets a lot of snow in certain areas, so it makes sense.

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7 hours ago, dogsbody said:

Perhaps the pictures could be a little larger. You have used the 600x400 range. A better size, at least for my old eyes is 800x600 size.

Unless you are using your phone or pad, then I don't know how to post different sizes.

 

 

 

Chris

Hi Chris

 

Don't know why the pictures where a different size but redone now for you.

8 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

Interesting variation on the Hien (not 'Hein') theme – on skis!

 

Neat model!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Hi Joachim

 

Spelle7ing corrected, thanks for spotting.

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Oh yeah! Much better. Thanks!

 

 

Chris

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