Finally I can call this done: Kawasaki Ki-100 I-Koh, white “177” of the 2nd Chutai, 59 Sentai, Ashiya Kiusiu near Fukuoka, 1945.
That’s how it looked like in October of 1945:
This small aircraft has taken more time than I expected – mainly due to late deliveries of some aftermarket products that I considered a must with respect to what I wanted to get as a result.
So, what we have got here?
First of all, I couldn’t find any appropriate resin cockpit, therefore I used Eduard’s photoetched parts dedicated to this kit, in its interior as well as for the exterior of the model. Next are the wheel well covers, where I used a mix of photoetched and resin parts form QB. QB also produced the horizontal tail planes. The rest came out of the Hasegawa’s box.
Paints used here are Vallejo’s White Aluminium, Tamiya’s IJA Green, Gunze’s Dark Yellow and IJA Green inside the cockpit.
Markings have been sprayed with use of Montex and DIY masks.
Weathering is a mix of pigments and washes from MIG and AK Interactive, however most of the subtly dusty and faded effect simply VANISHED after a spray cote of flat clear from Gunze… next lesson learned. Didn’t correct this, as I just wanted to have this kit done at last.
Hope you like it anyway.
Will I come back to Ki-61 / Ki-100 Hien, after 4 kits done in 2016 and 2017? Certainly I will, there’s a new Tamiya’s kit, which is just beautiful. How could I resist?