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A Junkers with Hinomarus...

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A Junkers with Hinomarus...
Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, April 4, 2003 8:20 AM
Putting my to 2 pence in another message in another of our forums, I remembered that I had, on my modeling desk, but under a few things Big Smile [:D], a Revell Junkers G38. Some of those beasties were used by the Japanese Air Force at the early stages of their war on the Asian continent, and I had always wanted to model one of those... Tongue [:P]

Unfortunately, the two or three pics I have do not document well enough the modifications made to the German planes, and that's why the kit ended up under a pile of other projects. Sad [:(]

Would anyone, particularly someone in Japan (hint, hint, J-Hulk..!) have more info and pics and drawings to help and prevent the kit being put into indefinite storage..??? [:0]
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Posted by J-Hulk on Friday, April 4, 2003 7:06 PM
I'll see what I can find!
~Brian
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, April 4, 2003 11:20 PM
Great! Many thanks!
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Posted by feroc on Saturday, April 5, 2003 10:10 AM
Have you checked the j-aircraft website by any chance? Certainly one of the best sources for all things Japanese and Japanese-related during ww2...

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Saturday, April 5, 2003 1:23 PM
yes, I have, Feroc, but it does not give me what I need to model the aircraft properly...
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Posted by J-Hulk on Sunday, April 6, 2003 7:32 PM
Djmodels,
Well, I went through all the reference materials I have at home, but I could only find written reference to any Junkers aircraft in Rene J. Francillon's "Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War." That book mentioned Mitsubishi versions of the Junkers K-37 and K-51, but no mention of the G38.
I'll see what the book stores have next!
~Brian
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Monday, April 7, 2003 1:53 AM
It's called Ki-20 in the Japanese nomenclature. Thanks for your time and efforts!
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Posted by J-Hulk on Monday, April 7, 2003 2:25 AM
My pleasure! Interesting research.
Ahh, well then! According to Mr. Francillon, the Mitsubishi Ki-20 is the Japanese Junkers K-51. Unfortunately, that's all that was mentioned. No pix.
I'll check out Mitsubishi Ki-20s!
~Brian
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Posted by J-Hulk on Thursday, April 10, 2003 1:49 AM
I've been to a few bookstores here in Osaka that carry a good selection of military aircraft references, but still no luck on pix of the Mitsubishi Ki-20.

Anybody else out there have any leads for djmodels?
~Brian
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Thursday, April 10, 2003 1:53 AM
Thanks for checking that out, J-Hulk. Don't worry too much, maybe one day, things will get clearer...
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