Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48

Hi All, 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 … Continue reading Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48

In the workshop: PZL. 43 | Mirage Hobby 1:48. Part 2 – a tough kit

Hi All, This kit is a pig indeed. Parts do not fit, the plastic is brittle and quite problematic with regard to the way it works with a glue (especially Tamiya's Extra Thin) - dries for hours. In addition to that it seems, that the photo-etched fret in my kit is missing, as some instructions … Continue reading In the workshop: PZL. 43 | Mirage Hobby 1:48. Part 2 – a tough kit

In the workshop: Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48 Part 4 – finishing

Hi All, Haven't published anything lately - well, Christmas, New Year - this should have been a peaceful time, but this time it wasn't. Many has happened in my professional and family life, leaving not much time for modelling and photography. But, that's the way things go sometimes, now at last it is much easier, … Continue reading In the workshop: Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48 Part 4 – finishing

In the workshop: Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48 Part 3 – painting

Hi, All Having finished my large scale Hien, had finally a chance to spray some paint here. IJA Green from Tamiya, here and there lightened with Tamiya Dark Yellow. Then I applied the markings and stencils, used Montex and DIY masks. What I was afraid the most were the red stencils on the wings, which I … Continue reading In the workshop: Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48 Part 3 – painting

In the gallery: Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien | Hasegawa 1:32

Hi, All This is my third Swallow this year: Kawasaki Ki-61 - I Hei Hien, s/n unknown, Chofu, February 1945, defense of Kanto region, including Tokyo. Machine flown by Taii Fumisuke Shono from 244th Sentai. The aircraft has modified radio installation and dismantled Venturi tube, however some device (connecting rod?) previously hidden inside remained. This machine … Continue reading In the gallery: Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien | Hasegawa 1:32

In the workshop: Sd. Kfz 161 PzKpfW IV Ausf. D | Tamiya 1:35 – Part 4: painting

Hi, All Finally I was able to start painting the "Four". The colours in AK's set look fine to me, but I will probably have to add some more light, as the next steps will surely darken the finish. The numbers on the turret are from Eduard's set "Small numbers" - but I'm sure these … Continue reading In the workshop: Sd. Kfz 161 PzKpfW IV Ausf. D | Tamiya 1:35 – Part 4: painting