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Ki-49 Donryu (Helen) heavy bomber-IJA 7th Flight Regiment (Hasegawa 1/72)


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Hi comrades!

 

I'm start the Ki-49 build. This build will include the Eduard brass and canopy masks and some scratch additions.

 

So far, the fuselage interior assembled and ready for painting. 

 

The main wheel wells interior is totally absent in the kit and Eduard set, so I built it totally from scratch. And without references.

 

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Thanks for looking

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14 hours ago, Volksjager said:

Great progress so far!

 

I have a Ki-49 in the stash with the Eduard interior so I will be following you build.

You welcome!

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9 hours ago, Planebuilder62 said:

Hi there Cema-ga

What are your plans for painting this one?, will it be like the box lid?
regards Toby

Hi!

Sure! Here is my reference and first try (and I know-the crosses should be less uniform and more dense). I will try more for the better effect

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Hi comrades!

Aft part of the engines added from scratch (without reference) - should be better than nothing.

Everything painted, fuselage windows installed. Navigation lights omitted (no clear parts provided) by Hasegawa added.

Wings assembled.

 

Next stage-fuselage closing and main assembly of the plane.

Thanks for looking

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Hi comrades!

 

So far: main assembly done and the airplane primed. Almost all the decals were replaced with masks. All tactical markings were painted.

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After this, irregular camouflage crosses were applied with Molotov marker

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After this the only decal stencil was applied, Hinomaru and black surfaces weathered, panel lines highlighted, exhausts and oil leaks added.

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Next stage-chassis assembly and small parts installation. See You in RFI section in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for looking! 

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I don't really think of it as a success. At least at that stage. The crosses look too sharp edged. Try to somehow soften them. If you have a decent airbrush it would work to lightly overspray them criss cross over each cross. I know it will be hard but the final result will look way better. 

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1 hour ago, Josip said:

I don't really think of it as a success. At least at that stage. The crosses look too sharp edged. Try to somehow soften them. If you have a decent airbrush it would work to lightly overspray them criss cross over each cross. I know it will be hard but the final result will look way better. 

Original crosses looks applied by brush. And they are sharp edged on reference photos.

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