SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hasegawa 09744 1/48

5814 views
19 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
Kawasaki Ki-61 Hasegawa 09744 1/48
Posted by pablon77 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:55 PM

Hi to all.

I start this beatutiful aircraft and kit. This is a Hasegawa, kit number 09744.

 

The aftermarket added will be the Eduard FE298 photoetched set and Rob Taurus 48029 vacuformed canopy.

This are the firsts steps. I airbrushed Testor's raw sienna to emulate the Kawasaki primer.

 

The only modification is the seat, I scratchbuild it with metal foil i order to replace the kit's one because the sides are too thick.

 

I hope you like it as I do.

 

Pablo

 

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

  • Member since
    December 2006
  • From: N. Georgia
Posted by Jester75 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:00 PM

WoW, crazy nice work on that pit Pablo!!

Eric

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:02 PM

Beautiful work Pablo!  Bravo!!

Gary


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:26 PM

Nice work Pablo.  The seat and IP look great.  I've been eyeing this kit for quite some time so I'm curious to see how it builds up.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Australia
Posted by Blitzwing on Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:17 AM

That is a terrific looking cockpit, and I absolutely love the look of Japanese with those white homeland defence bands. I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together.

URL=http://picasion.com/]

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:11 AM

Excellent work on that cockpit!

Mike

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:57 AM

If the rest of her looks as good as the cockpit she's gonna be a winner for sure!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:53 AM

Very nice, especially the seat pan and instrument panel.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:29 PM

Really nice Pablo. Your work is exquisite! Those Rob Taurus Canopy's are wonders to behold. Can't wait to see more.

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Sunday, January 27, 2013 3:34 PM

That is truly wonderful work on the cockpit!  Would you share how you did it as neat as it is, please?

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, January 27, 2013 6:55 PM

Office looks really sharp Pablo!

  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
Posted by pablon77 on Monday, April 15, 2013 12:52 PM

I airbrushed the cockpit with Testors raw sienna to imitate the Kawasaki brown primer.  I try to soil not too much the inside, I was afraid all those details were lost in a variety and contrast of colors. I always try to look and compare with real aircraft and I see the real machine does not have dry brush effect, excesive chipping effects and so on...

I thik it is the merit of Eduard, this prepainted photoetched add a lot of details and make us save lots of time we can use for purchasing more kits and aftermarket...

I am glad you like my work.

Best regards. Pablo

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Monday, April 15, 2013 1:03 PM

Looking forward to more updates Pablon. I have the Ki-100 on the bench now and its a gem of a kit as it shares alot of the same parts as the-61. Only shame is the shallow wheel wells under the wings.

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
Posted by pablon77 on Sunday, July 7, 2013 10:07 PM

Continuing with this kit, I cut the Rob Taurus vacuformed canopy, I tested the fit and realized it was not as bad as supposed, it is better than the the kit canopy, it does not have details like rivets and the possibility of leave it open as is what need.

 .

I detalied up the gunsight whith the Eduard's photoetched pieces and some scratchbuilt.

 .

I added the louvers inside the air intake at the left of the fuselage, ahead of  the cockpit.

 .

I painted the entire airframe whith Humbrol 27001 flat aluminum, 27002 polished aluminum and Model Masters 1401 aluminum plate. The fabric control surfaces were painted with Tamiya XF-14 IJA grey, white, red and yellow were Tamiya acrilic paints.




 .

I decided to make a masks as a guide for the camo pattern, so later repaint free hand the blotches of acrilic Tamiya XF-13 IJA green.




 .

I hope you like it.

Regards. Pablo

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 8, 2013 9:59 PM

Lots of work cutting out all that masking but the results0 wow that's beautiful!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December 2006
  • From: N. Georgia
Posted by Jester75 on Monday, July 8, 2013 10:22 PM

Whoa!! Nice paint work! My head aches just thinking about cutting out that masking!!!

Eric

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 7:05 AM

Awesome work! Great job on the masking.

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
Posted by pablon77 on Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:22 PM

Hi to everybody.

Past a month I finish this model, berfore test some new airbrushes I decided to erase some green spots and paint them free hand.

 I hope you like.

Cheers!

Bye!

 

 

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:58 PM

Awesome comeback, Love the weathering and the chipping. 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:28 AM
Now that's a finish...

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.