I don’t know about having the best Oscar, so I’m going for the most!
There’s a single Nichimo I in 1st markings, then seven Otaki II’s. One from the box in 25th.
The Thai Royal elephant markings came from the Nichimo kit, the rectangle insignia from the AMT Hawk 75 kit. The Thai roundels, Indonesian and Communist Chinese came from the Bestfong sheet.
Finally the French one was cobbled from spares.
Love those Otaki kits.
To get the ball rolling, here is my entry for the new “Hayabusa” model competition.
When US Forces captured Hollandia Airfield on New Guinea in April 1944, they found several Hayabusas abandoned by the Japanese in various states of disrepair. There seems to have been something of a competition between the various units stationed there, to bring the aircraft back into flyable condition. My model represents one such aircraft repaired by 41st Troop Carrier Squadron.
Haseagawa 1/72 scale kit with decals from Rising Decals “Dying Sun part III” sheet. Finished in my favourite Xtracolor metallic enamels.
My first entry will be the very old (made more than 20 years ago ) Ki-43 II from Hasegawa in 1/72. I made it as a teenager 8-) Painting was done with brush and sponge. I plan to make one more entry but don't know if I could made it before the deadline.
ARAWASI would like to invite you to our 4th online model contest.
Theme: Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)
Submissions: Send as many photos as you like of your model and accompanying information to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. At the very least please send: your name and country, model scale and kit maker. Your entry will be posted within 24 hours. You can enter the contest with more than one model in any scale.
If you decide to start a model for our contest you can send work-in-progress photos.
Voting: you can vote for each model from 1 to 5 either by leaving a comment on each entry or by sending an email to the above addresses. No anonymous votes will be taken into account (nicknames are ok). The model with the most points wins.
Deadline: May 15
Prizes: The winner (or winners) will receive a book and a kit from our on-line store, free of any charge, courtesy of Arawasi.
The theme for the next online model contest is "Japanese Floatplanes & Flying Boats" and will start from June 1.
Continuing from this post, Derek Cooper sent over this most helpful list explaining:
Here's a list of some kits that are available with Japanese civilian options in the box. They are all 1/72 scale unless indicated otherwise.
Airspeed Envoy J-BDEO - RS Models 92102
Breda Ba.33 J-BANC - Dujin DA72213 (resin)
DH 80A Puss Moth J-BAXA - Omega Models 72377 (resin)
Douglas DC-2 (1/144 scale) J-BBCO - CMR 144-010
Douglas DC-2 J-BCOH - MPM
Fokker F.VIIb/3m J-BBZO - Valom 72071