Saturday, 22 October 2016

Kawasaki Ki-61-II Kai "Hien" (Tony) by Jean Barby

This is my latest work. The model is the RS Ki-61-II Kai from RS in 1/48 with the Brengun photoetch and a Falcon canopy. It depicts one of the few of those models which reached the front line in July '45. The 56th Sentai being the only unit known to have used this fighter. The camo is in yellow green#7, a shade close to US Olive Drab which could fade in many different spectrums.
- JEAN BARBY -
 



 

7 comments:

D. Chouinard said...

Beautiful work! (The Ki-61-II is one of my favorites.) How was the RS kit to work with?

Eric Vogel said...

Great build ! I like the weathering very much.

Barby jean said...

Hello David. The RS kit is not that bad but it requires a lot of elbow grease. I have used the Brengun photoetch set but if I ever do the humpback version I will used the Aires Ki-100 1A cockpit. best regards.

Calin Ungureanu said...

Excellent painting and weathering !

Anonymous said...

Very nice work. In regards to the latest model contest there was a what-if "Ki-61-IV" with a 4 bladed propeller and bubble canopy I saw once on a modeling forum. I wonder if anyone else has done that...

Wind Swords

D. Chouinard said...

Wind Swords, sounds absolutely crazy cool! I might have to sketch up something like that!

Rui Lérias said...

Maybe what you saw was the mpm kit of the Kawasaki ki.64 Rob, it does have a bubbletop canopy and a 4 blabe propeller.