Friday 7 April 2017

NEWS & More

SWORD from Czech has just released a Kawasaki Ki-102b Otsu (Randy) in 1/72!!!
All I can say is WOW!!! What a brilliant subject!!!
The only other Randy kits I know of are the old Pavla in the same scale, Raccoon (resin) and Sanger (vacuformed) in 1/48.
So a big congrats to SWORD!!!
Here are some photos of the kit from their site, here.
And in their coming-soon section they have announced a Ki-102a Ko (Randy) in the same scale. How cool is that!!!
So, guys, what Japanese aircraft (you know what I'm talking modern jet planes ok?) kit would you die to see released or even re-released?
Here's my top 5 plus yours and all the votes in red:
1. Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" in 1/72 & 1/48  IIIIIIIII
2. new Aichi E13A "Jake" in 1/72 & 1/48  IIIIIIIIII
3. Nakajima J5N "Tenrai" at least in 1/72  I
4. Mitsubishi Ki-15 "Babs" in 1/48 & new in 1/72  III
5. Tachikawa Ki-36 / Ki-55 "Ida" in 1/48  II
6. new Aichi D3A "Val" in 1/72  I
7. Mitsubishi Ki-57/MC-20 in 1/72  II
8. Tachikawa Ki-54 in 1/72  IIIII
9. new Nakajima B6N in 1/72  II
10. new Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" in 1/72  II
11. new Kawasaki Ki-32 "Mary" in 1/72  I
12. new Kawanishi H6K "Mavis" (come on Hasegawa!!) in 1/72  IIII
13. new Mitsubishi Ki-51 "Sonia" in 1/48  II
14. Nakajima Ki-49 "Helen" in 1/48  I

15. Kawanishi E7K "Alf" in 1/48 & a new in 1/72  IIII
16. good ground / maintenance figures in 1/48 II
17. Mitsubishi J2M5/6 "Raiden" in 1/72  II
18. Nakajima E8N1 "Dave" in 1/72  
19. Yokosuka P1Y1 "Ginga" in 1/48  I
20. Aichi E16A1 "Zuiun" in 1/48  II
21. Mitsubishi G4M2 in 1/48  I
22. Mitsubishi G3M2 in 1/48  I 
23. Kawanishi J6K "Jinpu" in 1/48  I
24. Kokusai Ku-8 "Gander" in 1/72  II
25. Nakajima Ki-34 "Thora" in 1/72  I
26. Kokusai Ki-59 in 1/72  I

27. Tachikawa Ki-77 in 1/72  I
28. Aichi H9A in 1/72  II
29. Yokosuka D4Y4 "Suisei" (a GENUINE -4) in 1/72  I

30. Nakajima B6N "Tenzan" in 1/72  I
31. Mitsubishi Ki-30 "Ann" in 1/72  I

32. Nakajima G8N1 "Renzan" new in 1/72 or 1/48  I
33. Nakajima G5N1 "Shinzan" in 1/72 or 1/48  II
34. Kyushu Q1W1 "Tokai"  in 1/48  I
35. Aichi E11A1 "Laura" in 1/48  I
36. Kawanishi H6K "Mavis" in 1/48  I
37. Kawanishi H8K2/3 "Emily" in 1/48  I

38. Mitsubishi Ki-83 in 1/48  I
39. new Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki" in 1/72  I
I promise to forward the final results to Hasegawa. SO VOTE!!!


Danilo said...

Just received one KI-102 kit. It seems a very good model and indeed a fine japanese subject. I am tempted to build it up right now but a....Hayabusa is on the work bench and maybe an Eduard photetched fret is just round the corner....
Definitely a new Jake in 1/72 scale is much needed - I would also add a new Val kit...Mr. Airfix! where are you? Although the lack of Ki-57/MC-20 and Ki-54 kits represent an inexplicable vacuum.


Anonymous said...

I still have old Pavla kit, just can't start it for some reason.

My top 5 is (1/72 only)
1) ki-21
2) new tool B6N
3) new tool ki-84
4) new tool ki-15
5) ki-32

Mikhail Ageenko

Scoobs said...

Sounds like I'm not the only one with similar dreams here (all 1/72 of course):

1) new Mitsubishi Ki-21
2) new Aichi E13A
3) new Nakajima B6N
4) new Tachikawa Ki-54
5) new Kawanishi H6K (come on Hasegawa!!)

Honza78 said...

Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" 1/48
Aichi E13A "Jake" 1/48
Tachikawa Ki-36 / Ki-55 "Ida" 1/48
Mitsubishi Ki-51 "Sonia" 1/48
Nakajima Ki-49 "Helen" 1/48

D. Chouinard said...

Very nice kit!

My top picks:
Mitsubishi Ki-15/C5M in 1/48
Kawanishi E7K 1/48
Mitsubishi Ki-21 in 1/72 or 1/48
Kawanishi H6K 1/72
Aichi E13A 1/48 (Even though I have an update set for the Michimo kit...)

Hmmm, looks like some of my "wants" are the same as others! I'm in good company...

Eric Vogel said...

My top 5 :

Aichi E13A "Jake" in 1/72 & 1/48
Mitsubishi Ki-51 "Sonia" 1/48
Kawanishi H6K 1/72
Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" 1/48
Kawanishi E7K 1/48

And some good ground / maintenance figures (1:48) are very welcome as well..

Jacob said...

My most wanted choice in 1/72:

Ki21 -2a and/or 2b
-about the Jake, that release in febr/march by Hasegawa, was that still the old mould?


Unknown said...

My Top 5:

All 1:48

1. P1Y1 Ginga
2. E13A1
3. E16A1
4. G4M2
5. G3M2

Too bad we can't list ten.

Arawasi said...

Hey Graham. Who said you can't?

D. Chouinard said...

Add to the list, a bit of a longshot: J6K "Jinpu" in 1/48. No matter who makes it, it would be welcome by me and I assume, others as well.

Anonymous said...

My top 5:

Aichi E13A "Jake" 1/48
Aichi E16A1 1/48
Kawanishi H6K 1/72
Kawanishi E7K1 and E7K2 1/48
Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sally 1/48



Anonymous said...


all 1/72

HantsBirder said...

All in 1/72nd scale:
1) Mitsubishi Ki-21/57 Sally/Topsy
2) Kokusai Ku-8 Gander
3) Nakajima Ki-34 Thora
4) Tachikawa Ki-54 Hickory
5) Kokusai Ki-59

I'm hoping that Sword are already planning to produce the Ki-108, otherwise that would be on the list...

Harold K said...

This is a VERY good idea, George. In no particular order:

Tachikawa Ki-77 (!)
Aichi H9A
Yokosuka D4Y4 (a GENUINE -4)
Tachikawa Ki-54
Kokusai Ku-8

Harold K said...

I should have said, all in 1/72nd for me.

Calin Ungureanu said...

I'm a 72 scale guy.
if it would be possible I should vote 5 times the Dave. So...
1. Nakajima E8N Dave
2. Nakajima B6N Tenzan
3. Aichi H9A
4. Mitsubishi Ki30 Ann
5. Aichi E13A

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Unknown said...

Greetings everyone,

Been following this blog for a while now but finally thought I'd share my ideas on this one.

1. Nakajima G8N1 "Renzan" (New 1/72 or 1/48)
2. Nakajima G5N1 "Shinzan" (1/72 or 1/48)
3. Kyushu Q1W1 "Tokai" (1/48)
4. Aichi E11A1 (1/48)
5. Mitsubishi Ki-83 (1/48)

If I could list a 6th or 7th, it would be a Kawanishi H6K (New 1/72 or 1/48) and a Kawanishi H8K2/3 (1/48).
Also, Sword has already made a 1/72 J2M5/6 and having the kit, I can say so far that it's a pretty nice kit in my opinion.



FabioBalzano said...

My Rankings:

Ki21-Sally ...

1/72 of course ...

MDriskill said...

What a great idea!

My top 5...all stuff they've done before!

1. Aichi E13A "Jake" 1/72
2. Kawanishi E7K "Alf" 1/72
3. Mitsubishi J2M "Jack" 1/72
4. Nakajima Ki-84 "Frank" 1/72
5. Nakajima Ki-44 "Tojo" 1/72

We REALLY need a state-of-the-art kit of the Jake, a beautiful and significant aircraft...

Harold K said...

George, is there a reason you speak only of sending the list to Hasegawa?
I could imagine them producing some of the kits listed; but for others I would say "no way".
However, I could imagine Fujimi taking an interest in several of these. Maybe send them the list too?

Modelismo said...

Hi all.

My Top 10.

1. Aichi E13A "Jake" - 1/48
2. Aichi E16A1 "Paul" - 1/48
3. Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga - 1/48
4. Mitsubishi G3M2/3 "Nell" - 1/48
5. Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" - 1/48
6. good ground / maintenance figures - 1/48
7. Nakajima Ki-49 "Helen" - 1/48
8. Mitsubishi Ki-67 "Hiryu-Peggy" - 1/48
9. Mitsubishi G4M2/2E + MXY7 Okha - 1/48
10.Kawanishi H6K "Mavis" - 1/48

Unknown said...

I agree 100% with your #1 choice of the Ki21 Sally being released or re-released as a 1/48 scale model. If you hear that it is going to happen I would appreciate an email. THANK YOU