Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 003 - Derek Cooper

Here is my humble entry for the current on-line model competition, namely the well-known Mitsubishi Twin-Engined Transport J-BACI “Nippon” which undertook a goodwill round-the-world flight in 1939. I used the Arii 1/72 scale kit which I found to be quite acceptable, considering that it is a re-boxing of the old LS kit dating back to the 1970’s, although the surface detailing is a little heavy. Although not visible in the photos, I used Eduard’s etched set for the Hasegawa G3M to add some detail to the cockpit, and also scratch-built some details for the undercarriage wells. The model was hand-painted using Xtracolor Gunmetal, which I find produces a nicely subdued metallic effect.
Derek Cooper - England


Arawasi said...

I like very much Derek's Nippon-go and the tiny flag is a nice touch. 3.9 from me.
I was thinking of building the same plane using a Hasegawa kit but it will involve a lot of work so I left it for next year.

Anonymous said...

I give it a 4.0. Always been a fan of the G3M.

Wind Swords

Jan Kaňov said...

Nice. For me, too 3.9.

D. Chouinard said...

Very nice! Always nice to see old kits beaten into shape! :)

Adam O'Brien said...

nice subject - 3

Fluffy said...

I give a 3.7 As said above, you did a great job with this older kit.