1/32 Ki-61-I Hien

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  1. Totalize

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    #1 Totalize, Feb 15, 2014
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    Kit: Hasegawa Ki-61-I Hien
    Scale: 1/32
    Accessories: Eduard PE set for Hasegawa Ki-61, Quickboost Exhaust, Master 12.7mm Japanese gun barrels, Precision Models Hinomaru Paint Masks.

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    Totalize Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wojtek.
     
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    Excellent choice, looking forward to it!
     
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    Nice David, this is a really nice kit.
     
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    great choice
     
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    welcome and i hope you enjoy the build David. big model I must say
     
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    Excellent choice David and welcome aboard mate, looking forward to your build! [​IMG]
     
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    SWEET! welcome to the Group Build!
     
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    #10 Totalize, Feb 16, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
    Thank you Gentleman.

    I am looking forward to building my first 1/32 scale aircraft kit. I am not sure at this point what scheme I am going to use. I was originally thinking of Kobayashi's a/c which is on the box cover but in looking at KI-61's there seems to be a plethora of Kobayashi schemes out there including many 244th Sentai schemes. I read that Kobayashi's unit got a lot of publicity and was often photographed hence the amount of photo data on the 244th. If you guys have some suggestions for decals/schemes it would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Dave.
     
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    I am going to enjoy watching this build and learning from you. I have very little experience in Japanese colors and such. This should be a very informative build for me.
     
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    Oh lovely choice David, and welcome to our GB world. Wayne is your man if you want to know anything, he's a top guy in this field as well as being a top modeller.

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    Good choice :thumbleft:
     
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    Cheque is in the mail Vic....:D

    there are a series of different schemes for Kobayashi's Ki-61's so you can do the 6 victory aircraft in the kit or another if you can get your hands on the Lifelike decals series, there are 3 sheets containing some other kobayashi aircraft plus a few others for different pilots. Check them out...you should still be able to get your hands on them...
     
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    Great stuff Dave. Nice to have you join the GB.
     
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    Thanks Dneid,

    I think this will be an interesting build and I too hope to learn a few things. Stay tuned.
     
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    #17 Totalize, Feb 17, 2014
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    Wayne,

    Thank you for the suggestions.

    I have seen the various lifelike sets for the 244th Sentai. They might definitely be an option. The Hasegawa decals include a set for a Kobayashi's personal aircraft with a blue stripe running down the side which is the subject of the box art. From what I read this aircraft was lost in an intentional ramming of a B-29 by Kobayashi. As we know Kobayashi survived the incident but I am not sure if I want to do this one.

    I am hoping to do an unusual scheme, something different from the usual mottled or dark green camo scheme.

    I saw this one which looks interesting but I think its a Tei which had the longer nose to accomodate the Ho-5 Cannons instead of the 12.7mm MG's that is part of the Hasegawa kit. The hasegawa kit can be made with the German MG151/20's in the wings. Wolfpack makes a conversion kit to do a Tei but for this build I am going to stay with the kit aircraft.

    Artwork-Tony-Ki-61-II-18-Sentai-3-Chutai-white-322-Chiba-Japan-1945-0A.jpg
     
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    Andy,

    Thanks very much for stopping by and having a look.

    Cheers,
    Dave.
     
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    Here are some ideas Dave. This is a 1/48 sheet and out of production, but it may give you some ideas. I like the 2nd and last ones personally.

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    You may have a difficult time getting away from the "standard schemes" as I don't really thinks there was much in the way of anything else.
     
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    in the book of burnin do, here is also very rare surprising message:

    Burnindo-Ki-61Hienpdf-AdobeReader.jpg

    I had thought about doing this when I had the occasion to be able to verify that the plane existed
     
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