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 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


Raketenmann said...

Marvelous build of an interesting airplane. This goes as a 9.5!