It has been a long (long, long) time since I have had the opportunity to cement any plastic, but with much inspiration for the WIP threads here on LSP I headed out to the stash and grabbed whatever box was on top. In this case it was the Hasegawa 1/48 Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Tony Fastback kit from many years ago.
After seeing so much great detail work on the 1/32 kits, I was stunned by just how small a 1/48 fighter seems. It was a little depressing to see how tiny the cockpit is, and I actually set it back on the stack for a couple hours before making up my mind that it was now or never and committing to the kit.
It's really nice and the detailing is sharp and fine, so I have decided to do it straight out of the box. It won't be the same level as so many of the projects I have been seeing from the real masters... but it will be a good way to ease back into model building.
First up, this afternoon I broke out the glue and actually put pieces together. Started roughing out the paint in the cockpit, but it is clear these eyes will need some magnifying help to do some cleanup of the details.
I'm posting this warts and all. Funny how seeing it large and digital makes the gaffs just pop out.
Like I said, warts and all.
I'll be trimming these up and adding a wash, so they'll hopefully look better in future updates.
Funny how big the 1/48 kits seemed when I was building 1/72 back in college. Those were the days.