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Completed 2/14/18 Valentine Day Tamiya 1/48 Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony)

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Completed 2/14/18 Valentine Day Tamiya 1/48 Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony)
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:57 AM

To my fellow forum members,

This build is a difficult one at least for me as I’m attempting to do the markings of the Hien on the cover of the box.  It seems to me that the camoflauge is critical in accuracy in this build.  

Luckily for me, I will only be camoflaugeing one side only as I’m going to go with the clear side for the other half.  

This build will also be featured in Gamera’s Japanese GB VII.  For those of you like me that don’t get around the Forums that much and just hang out at the aircraft section, I urge you to take a look as there are some seriously interesting historical builds there!  

I want to thank all FSM Forum Members for following my builds but most importantly, I want to thank M. Brindos and Model Maniac for highly recommending this kit to me.  I personally think it’s an exciting kit to build.  Why?  Here’s why.

First off it‘s a Tamiya.  Second, for a 1/48, it’s highly detailed almost to the point of a 1/32.  Third, I love and am infatuated with clear fueselauges.  Fourth, wow!  A mask is included with this kit.  Fifth, as challenging as the kit is to build, the paint scheme is tedious and meticulous at best.  And sixth and finally, did I mentioned it is a Tamiya kit?  lol!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Here’s the box art.

 

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On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:01 AM

Paint scheme diagram.  Too bad it’s not in color.

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:03 AM

Instruction booklet.

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:04 AM

Decals

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

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On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:05 AM

Masks

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:06 AM

 

Retired due to work related injury

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On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by roony on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:51 AM

Have fun. Good luck.  It's Tamiya nothing can go wrung.

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:43 PM

Woo Hoo, this looks like its going to be a fun thread to watch.  Big Smile

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:42 PM

roony

Have fun. Good luck.  It's Tamiya nothing can go wrung.

 

I definitely will have fun with this kit.  There is some great interior detail that I look forward to assemble.

I want to thank you roony for this discussion on my thread.  

Your friend, Toshi 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:48 PM

scottrc

Woo Hoo, this looks like its going to be a fun thread to watch.  Big Smile

 

I will do my best to entertain forum members like you.  There is a great amount of detail in the cockpit, also the engine assembly looks really fun.

Thank you so very much scottrc for always, always following my threads and replying as well.

Your friend, Toshi 

 

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On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by BrynnWryttur on Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:18 AM

Nice! The Hien is such a good looking plane, very aesthetic.

Are you building it with the clear or regular fuselage?

Good luck!Smile

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:40 PM

BrynnWryttur

Nice! The Hien is such a good looking plane, very aesthetic.

Are you building it with the clear or regular fuselage?

Good luck!Smile

 

Yes, I’ve read a few reviews in that describes the Ki-61 as you so described it as; “Aesthetic“ as well.

I am building this particular kit with the visible fuselage.  I have a thing for aircraft kits with visible anything.  lol!  

I am considering just painting the rear end of the “Tony” and have just the cockpit and engine visible.  But I have yet to decide on that scheme.  Thank you for the well wishes and the read and reply.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:43 PM

Not much but it is the initial first start.

 

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On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:02 PM

A quick dry fit confirms the position of the flight control assembly.

 

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On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by ChrisJH666 on Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:12 PM

Ok this one looks interesting. Not a huge fan of cutaways/clear sides, but looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Chris

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:15 PM

Looking forward to your build and plan for the camo.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:01 PM

ChrisJH666

Ok this one looks interesting. Not a huge fan of cutaways/clear sides, but looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

 

Yes, I can guarantee it will be.  lol!  This will be an interesting build especially the paint scheme.  I’m still contemplating in painting the rear end of the Tony and only show the cockpit and the engine.  Thank you for your support.  I most appreciate it! 

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:03 PM

keavdog

Looking forward to your build and plan for the camo.

 

Thank you keavdog.  The camoflauge or mottle if you will, will be challenging.  I’m already thinking of different ways in AB the mottling.  Thank you for the support.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:04 PM

This will be the end of the session today as my grandson Ezra should be here soon.

 

 

 

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Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:26 PM

So far so good  I will be watching this one 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, January 19, 2018 1:19 AM

crown r n7

So far so good  I will be watching this one 

 

Thank you crown r n7.  I thank you also for following this build.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, January 19, 2018 2:06 AM
Gonna be another great build

Clint

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 19, 2018 4:13 AM

roony

Have fun. Good luck.  It's Tamiya nothing can go wrung.

 

I caught that. lol

 

Toshi: Awesome! These are definitely cool lookin' aircraft. Will be watching potna!!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, January 19, 2018 10:13 AM

Rambo
Gonna be another great build
 

Thank you Rambo.  I look forward in your feedback on my build, good or bad.  Thank you for taking the time out to read and reply as well as your support in my project.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, January 19, 2018 10:19 AM

mustang1989

 

 
roony

Have fun. Good luck.  It's Tamiya nothing can go wrung.

 

 

 

I caught that. lol

 

 

Toshi: Awesome! These are definitely cool lookin' aircraft. Will be watching potna!!!

 

Thank you Mustang 1989.  They are very cool.  I’ve read reviews of comparisons between Me109 and a Fw190.  Thanks ”Potna“ for your support and the read and replies!

Your “Potna“, Toshi

 

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On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, January 19, 2018 10:45 AM

Hey Toshi, sure didn't take long for you to dive into the next build.  That camo scheme looks a bit initimidating.  Glad you got that Iwata from Mrs. Toshi to tackle this one.  Definitely following this one!

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, January 19, 2018 12:12 PM

ManCityFan

Hey Toshi, sure didn't take long for you to dive into the next build.  That camo scheme looks a bit initimidating.  Glad you got that Iwata from Mrs. Toshi to tackle this one.  Definitely following this one!

D

 

Thank you ManCityFan “DMan”!  No it didn’t, I had a break from watching my grandson Ezra so I used that time to spend with Mrs. Toshi and the bench.  As for the camoflauge scheme it’s definately intimidating as well as tedious and surreal!  lol!  

I too am not only glad but ecstatic that I can use the Iwata Eclipse, NEO for Iwata TRN1 Gravity Feed Trigger Air Brush, and NEO for Iwata Gravity Feed Air Brush.  Plus I have a HFT (Harbor Freight Tools) Chinese made Siphon Air Brush if needed.  All thank‘s to Mrs. Toshi.  I know that the TRN1 will be used for the camoflauge and the Eclipse for the NMF.

Thank’s DMan for always supporting my builds.  This means a whole lot to me.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:50 PM

I can tell that youre liking this kit.  Wink

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, January 20, 2018 6:28 PM
Looks great Toshi

 

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Posted by mawright20 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 2:19 AM
Toshi, i’m With you, I wish more kits would come as see through. Especially after all the interior detail is already completed.like working he cockpit and then Not seeing it.

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