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 Post subject: Nakaima Ki-44-II Shoki
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2020, 20:23 
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I build this in parallel with my Whitley to have something to do while waiting for glued or painted parts to be ready.

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The box is from 1981 and the model is typical of the products of that time. There are a minimum of parts to complete the model. In fact, including the pilot figure and optional parts the count was only 30.

The cockpit consisted only of a tub into which you put the pilot. I tried to improve a bit and also include the gun breeches that protruded into the cockpit.

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Once the fuselage is closed up, not too much can be seen, so I just added the most obvious details

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The engine was also rather too small and didn't resemble the Nakaima Ha-109 at all, so I had to modify another engine that had the right diameter.

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I chose to model a machine of the 70th Sentai, 3rd Chutai used in the home defense of Japan as indicated by the white bands on the wings and fuselage.

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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2020, 20:53 
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Very nice :smt023 . My favorite Jap WW2 aerie apart from the Ki-84.


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