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Special Hobby: Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 11:44 AM UTC

The 1/72nd Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi by Special Hobby was first released way back in 2010, and now they have re-released this kit with three Japanese marking options and some resin upgrades.

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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 08:00 PM UTC
Ki-115 can be a neat model to make for those who like weathering. I have color photos of one c. Sept-Oct 1945 which shows the steel fuselage rusting.

Modelers depicting an "operational" one can paint a steel color without need to fret about shiny NMF of aluminum, and perhaps experiment with "what-if" camo. However, these machines would probably been expended almost as soon as they rolled out of the factories, and many would have been sheltered in caves for the short time to before use.

I look forward to a 1/48 Ki-115.
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 12:40 AM UTC

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I look forward to a 1/48 Ki-115.

Hi Fred

Check out Eduard's kit (reviewed HERE). It's not in production at the moment, but you can still probably pick it up if you hunt around.

All the best