Thursday 19 January 2012

Nipponki '46: Shizuoka

Here are some photos of "what-if" models from the 43rd modeling Exhibition in Shizuoka in 2004.

A rather unusual "navalized" Ki-45 "Toryu" (Nick) by Suzuki Shuichi. Note the torpedo and the tail!

A jet version of Kyushu J7W1 "Shinden" made by Tanakai Michio. Hasegawa 1/48th.

A two-engined Zero by Muto Masanori. Hasegawa 1/48th. Not the best model I've ever seen but it certainly looks like the modeler had great fun.

Finally a Zero for those who claim that Japanese planes are boring. Doesn't need much to let the imagination go wild and have fun, right?


Harold K said...

Good work indeed.
I like the Nick variant a lot; makes for interesting comparison to the Raiyo floatplane from "Deep Blue Fleet" posted earlier.

D. Chouinard said...

I'm with Harold K. the navalized Ki-45 got my attention right away. I looked at it before reading the text and wondered what it was. The twin engined Zero needs some wings though! :)
Very interesting paint on the Zero in the last photo.