1/48 Yokosuka K5Y, "Willow"

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    #1 meatloaf109, Apr 15, 2013
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    This is an Arii rebox of the old Otaki kit that I started and lost the pictures when my computer crashed a while back. I was going to enter it in the "Between the Wars" GB, but I got distracted, (Computer crash, left nut problem,...) Anyways, I figure I might as well put it in here.
    I did some extensive scratching in the cockpit. Most of which you will have to take my word for. I used stretched sprue to do the interior frame work and bits of plastic card and crap I found on the desk to flesh out the 'pit. Masking tape seat belts with wire do-hickies. Awesome, if I do say so myself! The colors are aotake blue, probably wrong, as are the belts, as I have since learned, but there it is! Too late to change now.

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    I have to agree, the cockpits look sweet!
     
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    Nice bit of detail Paul.
     
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    I've no idea what a 'Willow' is (biplane I think?), but it's looking good - nice work on the interior.
    I really should learn more about Japanese aircraft, although I'll admit to little interest in them - don't know why, maybe it's the distance from Europe!
     
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    It was the main advanced trainer for the IJN, (IIRC). A biplane, it was used from the mid '30's until the end of the war, when it was also considered (along with just about everything else) as a Kamikaze aircraft.
     
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    Thanks Paul, I think I know the one you mean now.
     
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    To be sure, you can watch this one come together.
    Just sayin'
     
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    Nice one Paul. Like the pit.
     
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    Thanks guys, I know that this one is wrong on several different points, but as I have said, "Too late now!" anyways, here is the progress as is. Note that the plastic is two different shades of orange.

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    Good stuff Paul, and this really is orange!
     
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    Intentional shade change or just fading!!

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    Putting on my sunnies. this is just too bright!

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    As is my preference, I am doing this as a new aircraft with minimal weathering. Getting the right shade to suit me has been difficult, but with the help of a couple of sites dedicated to Japanese aircraft, I think I may have it. It's drying right now, I will post pictures later.
     
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    Cockpit looks wonderful Paul. Looking forward to the painting pics.
     
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    #16 meatloaf109, Apr 18, 2013
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    Lots of orange!
    I found a piece of fabric that is suposed to be from a Willow for sale on evilbay. 999.00 American. If correct, it confirms what I have been told and can determine from one of the few color photos, namely, that Japanese Navy trainer orange is a close match to what I know as "Omaha orange".
     
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    Reminds me of the Judies in Liverpool, after a sun bed session ....
     
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    Soft lighting, any pictures with the desk lamp on looks like Snookie from the Jersey shore; A wobbly orange flash!
    I violated one of my rules and attatched the interplane struts for painting, and then tried to line-up the top wing. Long story short, the interplanes came back off untill the main struts are dry, then I will fit them the right way.

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