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Ki-43-II `Oscar`, Kashiwabara Air Base, Horomushiro Island, 1944


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Hi everyone, hope you don`t mind me bothering you with some photo`s of the latest addition to the Pacific collection

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My attempt at Hasegawa`s 1/48 scale `Oscar` Late Version

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Finished in the markings of Captain Yukichi Kitakoga of the 54th Flight Regiment

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Built from the box contents and just added the usual, belts, wiring harness, brake pipes and aerial wires

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For a simple aircraft, Mr Hasegawa managed, I think to make it a bit trickier than it needed to be, especially the 2 part undercarriage legs and cowling attachment

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Also the separate wing tips also include part of the ailerons which are tricky to clean up.

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I know the flaps shouldn`t really be deployed on the ground but I couldn`t be bothered to try and get them to fit closed.......

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....and in any case I like the look of them as they are.

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Decals were the kits and weren`t any bother.

Thanks for looking, hope you like

Cheers Russ

 

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The build and finish of this kit is just excellent.  The photography and setting of the pictures make the presentation just pop out.  Just overall fun to look at.  Thanks for sharing.

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A really nice model there!

 

I particularly like the mottling, it looks very good.

 

One question if I may, the red/brown on the propellor, is that a specific paint colour or is it your own mix?

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Russ, your “museum” just got that much better with this outstanding Oscar added to it.  Well done sir!! :like:

 

Mike

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Another gem, Russ! Nice colour match between the yellow flowers and the sentai marking 😉

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Russ, please don't stop bothering us with pics of your lovely models, they are all really worth seeing! 

 

This is a lovely 'Oscar' with your usual excellent paint and finishing work!

 

Top job again!

 

Keith

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Another great build Russ, Just a quick question did you use Hasegawa's decals, only asking as I've had a problem with their decals on a 1/48 Aichi Val I'm doing, never had a problem before using their decals, but the kits been in the stash a few years so that may have been the reason

Edit: always use the hot water method and they just would not comply even with decal solutions 

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Very nice kit indeed, you got it absolutely right, and the deployed flaps actually give your airplane in this instance something more to look at. The photography and beautiful setting make this a very special post. This makes me think of something : I can understand the desire to camouflage the plane when it's on the ground, but then why did the Japanese paint such large hinomarus on the wings ?

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20 hours ago, Whofan said:

A really nice model there!

 

I particularly like the mottling, it looks very good.

 

One question if I may, the red/brown on the propellor, is that a specific paint colour or is it your own mix?

Thanks, I just used Humbrol 113 for the propeller and spinner colour.

Cheers Russ

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6 hours ago, colin said:

Another great build Russ, Just a quick question did you use Hasegawa's decals, only asking as I've had a problem with their decals on a 1/48 Aichi Val I'm doing, never had a problem before using their decals, but the kits been in the stash a few years so that may have been the reason

Edit: always use the hot water method and they just would not comply even with decal solutions 

Thanks Colin, I find Hasegawa decals a bit inconsistent too, at times. I was going to use decals from a Hasegawa P-400 I did a bit back, but they were Impervious to everything I tried to settle them down, even boiling water and hair dryer. Yet others go on fine?? I just used Microset on these ones and had no problems at all.

Cheers Russ

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Thumbs up old chap! Another boring model in paradise! Cheers

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What a beautiful build and display. It looks like an old colorized photo with how it's slightly washed out.

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Another Beauty Russ. I like the 'applied in the field' feel of the green splodges. And I just love the settings you come up with to display the models you make. Masterful stuff.:like:.

Pete

 

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23 hours ago, VT Red Sox Fan said:

Great work on this—noted you said you used Humbrol for the prop/spinner—same for the rest of this stunner?  Again, well done—best, Erwin

Thanks VT, yeah, Humbrol 191 Chrome for the Silver and Green 117 for the camo`

Cheers Russ

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On 4/28/2024 at 8:27 PM, 3DStewart said:

Scale? I'm guessing 1:48.

"My attempt at Hasegawa`s 1/48 scale `Oscar` Late Version"  beneath the first photo😐

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Excellent work as usual.

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The Oscar is an interesting type.  I believe they were deployed in significant numbers from land bases in the Pacific theatre, but the Zero was the icon.  In fact, I read that many encounters with Oscars were mistakenly reported as Zeros.

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