Thursday 30 March 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004 - JEAN BARBY

Ki-43 of 2nd Chutai leader Miyamaru Masao 50th Sentai Burma 1943. Click HERE for more.


Ki-43 II 64th Sentai 2nd chutai Burma 1944 (Fine molds 1/48th). Click HERE for more.
Ki-43IIIa Fine Molds 1/48th. 48th Hiko Sentai First Chutai in China in 1945. I have used the hairspray technic for the chipping and Mr Color lacquer for the paint.

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004 - FABRIZIO TOMMASINI

Here's my entry for the contest – my latest Nakajima Ki-43-Ko Hayabusa, 1st Sentai, Major Takeda Kinshiro, Indo-China '42. Nichimo 1/48.

Fabrizio Tommasini - Trieste, Italy

Sunday 26 March 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004 - MARK JAHSAN

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.
Mark Jahsan - Michigan, USA

Thursday 23 March 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004 - DEREK COOPER

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.
Derek Cooper - England

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004 - ZBIGNIEW MALICKI

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.
 Zbigniew Malicki - Poland

Monday 20 March 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004

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 or 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.

Saturday 18 March 2017

Modelling Civilian Japanese Aviation Subjects

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
Lockheed Altair J-BAUC - LF Models 7280 (resin)
Messerschmitt Bf.108 Taifun J-BACC - KP 0081
Mitsubishi Karigane I “Kamikaze” J-BAAI - Arii 53009
Mitsubishi Karigane I “Kamikaze” J-BAAI - LS A300
Mitsubishi Karigane I “Kamikaze” J-BAAI & J-BAAL - Hasegawa 00845
Mitsubishi Twin-Engined Transport “Nippon” J-BACI - Arii 53019
Mitsubishi MC-20 J-BAOR - Planet Models (resin)
Mitsubishi Type 90 General Purpose Aircraft (K3M3) J-AFTB - AZ Models 72078
Nakajima AN-1 (Ki-11) J-BBHA - Choroszy Modelbud (resin)
Ryan NPY-2 J-BACC - RS Models 92158
Savoia S.62 J-BBWI - Dekno (resin)

Seversky 2PA-B3 J-BAAN - Kora 72121 (resin)
Tachikawa Ki-36 “Kisaragi” J-BAAR - Fujimi 32861
Tachikawa KS J-AARD - A-Model 72236
You are all most welcome to send more information on this little touched upon subject. If you have any of the above kits do send images of the boxes.

Flying Papa's Decals, available exclusively from our on-line store here, has released two sets of decals for civilian aircraft in Japanese service.

Messerschmit 108 Taifun Yomiuri Shimbun J-BACC in 1/72 (72C-003) & 1/48 (48C-008)

Seversky 2PA-B3 "Civil P-35" 48C-003

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Kawasaki Ki-100 Otsu by Adam O'Brien

Here's my latest work - the Hasegawa 1/48th Ki-100 OTSU.
Adam O'Brien - Australia