Arawasi contest #9

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 009 - ZBYSZEK MALICKI

So, this is Tachikawa Ki-9 "Spruce", RS Models kit in 1/72 scale. I’ve changed the windscreen (scratch) because in the box were rounded and should be squered….  and added the barrel….
Zbyszek Malicki - Poland
After demanding more photos, Zbyszek sent the following and now we can appreciate even more his effort with this small but amazing model.


Arawasi said...

Fantastic model in a very small scale. 9 from me because, although the photos are great, we cannot see the scratch-built canopy, the cockpit and the undersurfaces. Very good job!

Toryu said...

An unusual subject and nicely modeled. The original orange-yellow looking through the scrapes is a nice idea as well as the barrel in the back seat. In the jet age back-seaters were sometimes derogatorily called 'sand sacks' - well, 'beer barrel' could have been equally nasty.
Back to the model: Extra points for the rigging! I just wonder about the prop colour?? A vote 8 overall.

D. Chouinard said...

Great exterior finish! Rigging and details are all well done. The only thing I can see that might be a problem is that the hinomarus are a bit too clean. 9.0

Arawasi said...

My 9 just became a 10. Thanks Zbyszek for sending more photos.
The propeller of the Ki-9 was wood covered with celluloid, therefore the color is very correct. Also, the hinomaru look pretty clean in the photos.

Anonymous said...

I would never have the skill (or the patience) to do bi-plane rigging. That and the 1/72 scale size gets a 9 from me. We are off to a very good start. I hope this does not deter others from submitting there models.

Wind Swords

Jacob Terlouw said...

Zbyszek you did a marvelous job! When you look at the kit as a whole I can only say this an amazing example of modeling. What more can I say-9.5

MH said...

I would say an absolutely excellent model. I like the painting with orange original color overpainted. The rigging is in this scale is well done. Super cocpit details and the barell is somewhat another.
Therefore for me 9,5