Ki-61 help

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  1. rochie

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    Hello guys.

    Anyone know which of the below profiles is more accurate please ?

    IMG_20141027_181244.jpg

    IMG_20141027_181317.jpg

    Thanks

    Karl
     
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    What is the difference, Karl?
     
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    Was it protecting the home islands? Than it should have had white around the...the...red dot! IIRC
     
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    Looking closer, the top one has a black blue anti glare panel in front of the cockpit, but the lower one has a white ring around the Hinormaru !
     
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    #5 Wurger, Oct 27, 2014
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    #6 Wurger, Oct 27, 2014
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    Something to mess....

    [​IMG]

    Master Sergeant Iwao Tabata Ki-61.jpg
     
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    I don't know nuthin' 'bout them planes with them red dots on 'em. Sorry.
     
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    The first one looks correct.
    Famous Airplanes of the World. Vol 17 says,

    Ki-61-I-hei 39th Flight Education Squadron
    Yokoshiba Airfield in 1945

    In deep green camo.
    All hinomaru(red dots) have no white edge.
    Squadron marking stylized the number 39 is in red and has white edge.
    Designation like "20" for example is in white for the rudder top and in black for the landing gear cover.

    39th_Education.JPG
     
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    ...and there you have your answer! 8)
     
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    Thank you Shinpachi, very much appreciated.
    Kit is built mostly, so should get some paint on it today !
     
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    Here are pictures from 244th Sentai book :
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    Of course pictures were not taken in color, but are digitally converted. Yet in my opinion they can be helpful.

    In this case I would say lower drawing OP has presented is more accurate.
     
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    Ok thanks.
    Just had a thought, understand sides bare metal or grey ?
     
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    Underside should be bare metal except the fabric parts like aileron and elevator in light grey green which illustrators often forget.
     
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    Brilliant, thank you again Sir !
     
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    here's what my efforts look like so far, am waiting for the paint on the represented fabric parts to dry before adding the decals!

    DSC_0185.jpg

    DSC_0187.jpg
     
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    Excellent job, Karl!
    Looks very accurate :)
     
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    Done good Karl. Sigh....looks like another breed I'm going to have to purchase. I think I've seen a captured one somewhere.

    Geo
     
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    With all . :thumbright:
     
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