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Discuss WWII and the era directly before and after the war from 1935-1949.
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Kawasaki Ki-61 II-Kai
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:43 AM UTC
Jean Barby has sent us photos of his beautifully completed RS Models' kit of the Ki-61 II-Kai. Jean added a lot of extra detail to the basic kit and expertly weathered the finished model.

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Thanks!
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:27 AM UTC
Fantastic Hien as usual from you, Jean! There are quite some debates about this late war paint and I've also tried a few different tones. Lately I read that it would come close to RAL 6014 Yellow Olive, which is rather funny, because that's the colour the german Bundeswehr used on their vehicles until the early 1980's ....
My next kit on the bench will also be a Hien, from the 244. Sentai, but the one from Hasegawa and I will give that colour a try.

Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 04:07 AM UTC
All roads lead to Roma! Please show us the result once finished!Cheers.
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chrispap
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 05:14 AM UTC
Very realistic result and in my opinion amazing performance of the particular green-brown color.Congratulations Jean.
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Jean

It is a superb build - as always from you. The subtlety of the weathering is an inspiration - the tonal variations you achieve is something I definitely need to try to emulate.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:36 PM UTC
Thanks Rowan! But oil paints are marvelous at weathering!
JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 11:30 PM UTC
Jean, superb. For my money, that is THE most beautiful airframe of WWII, period.
Redhand
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Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 01:33 AM UTC
Stunning! It looks PERFECT.