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World War II: Japan
Aircraft of Japan in WWII.
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Hasegawa Ki-61-1 1/48
rdt1953
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 05:44 AM UTC
Terri - I see you are on fire with making your hanger queens airworthy !
Your pace is putting this old man to shame - Keep 'em coming!
Richard
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 03:21 AM UTC
Terri,
Just looked at the box again, and saw the USA option. I'm really glad you're not doing that scheme. It will look a million times better in it's own national markings.

Joel
c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 08:44 AM UTC
Glad to see this make a come back Terri! Love to see her with a coat of paint on.
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
Terri,
I can't keep up with your builds. I'm exhausted trying to keep up.

The pit looks fantastic. No one would ever had known that you needed to use a little muscle.

Joel
mrockhill
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
Great to see this back on your bench! I have one of these sulking around the shelf of doom I need to drag out and fool around with. Any ideas for a scheme yet?
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 06:47 AM UTC

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I guess I would be a real jerk if I didn't watch this one !

Nice ! Richard



Richard,
Now ain't that the truth

Joel
rdt1953
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC
Oh yeah !
( or should I say : " o hio hi ! " ) my apologies for my Japanese-
I suppose karma dictates I will soon have to do something with crosses, cockades or stars and bars to keep things fair - keep at it Terri !
Richard
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 05:17 AM UTC
Wow ! it has been a while ..

Now I wouldn't want Richard to feel left out or that I forgot about him and his campaign on getting everyone building meatballs . This one is back on the bench once more . It ended up going back in the stash when I drop it , one part went that way while an another ..well just don't know what happened to it really .

The damage has been repaired and the canopy is finally ready for masking and can start painting . Batteries are charging up for the camera , pic's coming soon



Terri
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 03:17 AM UTC
Looking absolutely fantastic Terri! Sometimes we come to debate the use of aftermarket resin cockpits and such especially when we have to do so much work to get it to fit. Great work on the wing root joins they look pretty darn good from here. However I can't get as close to the project as you can LOL. And we as modellers always know exactly where the problems and mistakes are even when they aren't readily visible to our peers.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 02:25 AM UTC
Terri, nice progress on your Hien so far. When I built my Ki-61 last October I had also had some issues with the wing roots, used filler and sanded it. I believe it was a successful operation. If you like scroll down this page to the end and have a look.

Torsten
rdt1953
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 01:39 AM UTC
Terri - Looks very nice despite the wrestling match with the cockpit .

This is just a little modeling Zen to let you appreciate the Tamiya Hien when you get to it !

Here's to Yin and Yan ! Richard
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:17 AM UTC
Last weekend didn't go as planned and had a few mishaps during the build . While test fitting the cockpit after painting and assembly I dropped it on the floor and lost a few bits to the carpet monster ( left hand side rudder pedal ) The resin pit doesn't fit and need extra attention which in the end so I would lose and more detail . The side walls sit 2mm higher then what they should be . After the fuselage halves where joined there was a nasty gap on top of the gun cowl which I filled with plastic card and trimmed/sanded back the extra . Still need to a bit of filling on the fuselage , but she is starting to shape up .

The wing root area was another test of patience and an area I really don't want to have to fill and sand . So I ended up making wedges to lift the top wing part test fitting until it was perfect ...well almost perfect . This is where I left off .



















Terri
thegirl
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 05:41 AM UTC
Hi guys Thanks for showing interest .

Richard , you a jerk , no never don't think you have it in you when it comes to red circles all over the airframe

Hubert , that is an attractive scheme .

With the Mustang out of the way I started on this one by washing the resin parts and freeing them from their pore blocks and cleaned them up .

I will not be using the PE parts for the upper cowl or the ammo access panel . I don't intend to display these areas open . The seat back broke while clean up and had to super glue it back together . Some mods are needed for the fuselage for the resin parts to fit . Test fitting shows success but we will wait and see . Things are ready to be glued up and ready for paint .








Terri
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 12:39 PM UTC
Having made four Hiens last year (including Hasegawa's Ki-61-I Tei, a truely shake'n'bake kit) will be watching your build with a great interest, good luck

I'd love to see this one, from 244th Sentai, but not Kobayashi's plane:



Best regards
Hubert
c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 09:55 AM UTC
Terri I'm in! Love the Hasegawa kit and the subject!

As the only in line engined fighter the Japanese forces fielded during WW2 the Ki-61 has a special place in my heart. I love the natural metal with splotches of green camo with the red tail etc. I've built this kit as one of those and I have several more to build.
rdt1953
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 06:31 AM UTC
I guess I would be a real jerk if I didn't watch this one !

Nice ! Richard
thegirl
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 05:03 AM UTC
Richard keeps dropping down hints so I dug this out of the stash now that the Mustang is getting real close to paint .

This is Hasegawa's Ki61-1 Limited Edition which is nothing more then marking options , nothing fancy in the kit . I won't be doing the American option , but I will be adding Aires cockpit set , Quick Boost under carriage covers and Rob Taurus vac canopy .

I have never done a Japanese aircraft before , so this is new to me .









Terri