**** DONE: GB-59 1/48 Ki-61-Id TONY- WW2 PTO V

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Davecww1

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User Name: Davecww1
First Name: Dave
Category: Advanced
Manufacturer: Tamiya
Model: Kawasaki Ki-61-Id HEIN (TONY) 6115Scale: 1/48

I figure I would throw one into the group build, will be doing the TONY (edit) not exactly out of the box. I found in the bottom of the box I had bought a Quinta Studios instrument set and an Eduard Brassin set with resin exhaust, wheels and fuel tanks.
 

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Here's what's in the box, I just started trimming parts off of the sprue tonight. Tamiya instructions say the cockpit is painted desert yellow, I will need to do some more research to see if that is correct.
 

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Found a minor headache, the Quinta set that I got is for the Hasegawa kit. I sanded off all of the gauges on the Tamiya panel and cut the Quinta panel into 3 sections, trimming off the 2 side panels. I attached it with Elmer's glue, once dry I will paint around the edges with black to blend everything in.
 

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Nice kit and extras Dave.
Yeah, with Quinta you need to check which kit it's for, same as companies like Eduard, SAC, etc. You sorted it out though :)
 
Very nice project Dave :thumbleft::thumbright:

Here's what's in the box, I just started trimming parts off of the sprue tonight. Tamiya instructions say the cockpit is painted desert yellow, I will need to do some more research to see if that is correct.
It's possible that I have an answer regarding cockpit color of your 1d Tei model, Nick Millman said me that cockpit color is "3 hairanshoku blue-grey", it was the case for the Ki-21s, Ki-27s early production Ki-44s and Ki-61s. Your model as an 1d variant could have this "blue-grey" color for the cockpit.
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Very nice project Dave :thumbleft::thumbright:


It's possible that I have an answer regarding cockpit color of your 1d Tei model, Nick Millman said me that cockpit color is "3 hairanshoku blue-grey", it was the case for the Ki-21s, Ki-27s early production Ki-44s and Ki-61s. Your model as an 1d variant could have this "blue-grey" color for the cockpit.
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Thanks but I'm thinking that only the early short nose version would have the blue gray cockpit. I just found another post by Nick Millman on Britmodeler where he thinks it should be the gray green color. Here's a photo of a wreck recovered in New Guinea.
 

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Could you give the link please ? :thumbright:
 
Finished painting the instrument panel and attached the Quinta panel to the side panel. This one was much bigger than the Tamiya panel so needed trimming 4 sides. Looks decent now. Only thing I don't like about the Quinta panel is the 4 lower gauges should have yellow and red outlines according to photos of the Eduard panel and decal 76 on the Tamiya decal sheet. May put the Tamiya lower gauges over the Quinta ones, then dull it and hit the glass with clear gloss.
 

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As far as the cockpit color I went with Milmann's idea of the gray green, but as soon as it dried I gave it a thinned down overspray of buff to tone it down a little. I have been using Tamiya lacquer lately and it is excellent paint, quick drying and durable. Here are all of the fuselage and cockpit parts, I also did the lower wing landing gear bay and doors.
 

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