Kawasaki KI-78

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  1. otftch

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    This is a 1/72 Kawasaki KI-78 (KEN III) high speed research aircraft.Only two were produced and it never reached the intended speed. The kit is from AZmodel and is typical of most limited run kits. One nice thing is that they give you two complete models. The model is quite petite as the photos show.
    Ed
     

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    It is small Ed and interesting subject I have never heard of.Cheers
     
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    Nicely done Ed!
     
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    Good one Ed! 8):D
     
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    Nice Ed. What's the story behind those big intakes on the fuselage sides.
     
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    Radiator intakes?
    Nice one Ed. Almost like an inline GB racer
     
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    The rest of the plane is so clean they've almost got to be radiators.
    Ed
     
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    Nice model of an unusual subject Ed.
     
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    So nice and sophisticated choice as usual, Ed.
     
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    Very clean build very nicely done!
     
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    Sweet! What "Orange" did you use? And what are you going to do with the other kit? A trade perhaps? :oops:
     
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    I used testors competition orange with two coats of dullcote as a final spray. I find that the dullcote will tone down a little more with each coat.
    The instructions show a second paint job but I've yet to verify it. Francillon says only one was built but the instructions say two.

    Thank you all for your comments.
    Ed
     
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    Another looker and I like the non-standard color scheme too.
     
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    love the unusual stuff you you build Ed
     
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    Another interesting and unusual subject, nicely done.
     
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