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Jumpei Temma drawings & article on Ki-43 Hayabusa Oscar

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A lot of info there.

I'd hope that this will be the next Japanese plane to be re-tooled by Hasegawa, and they settle on one type. The current kit is a mix of -I, and -III features. So, while this type was very common, it became obsolete pretty quickly. Still a frontline fighter for a few years, and a last ditch fighter for the rest.

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5 hours ago, Kagemusha said:

Great resource Damian, arigato.

 

ps, have just edited the title so it's easier to find using the search engine/google.

 

Thanks - anything to make it easier to find. That man really is a master.

 

Cheers,

 

D.B.

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4 hours ago, LSP_Mike said:

A lot of info there.

I'd hope that this will be the next Japanese plane to be re-tooled by Hasegawa, and they settle on one type. The current kit is a mix of -I, and -III features. So, while this type was very common, it became obsolete pretty quickly. Still a frontline fighter for a few years, and a last ditch fighter for the rest.

 

I'd like that myself. I've been on a bit of a Japanese kick here lately and a new/revised Oscar would certainly be great.

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13 minutes ago, LSP_Mike said:

I'd be curious which kit is better: Revell, or hasegawa

 

No one ever seems to talk about the Revell kit, and I personally have never even seen one. I'm curious about how they compare, too.

 

Kev

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The Revell kit is typical of their kits of the era: raised panel lines and little interior. But the raised detail is quite fine and shapes appear OK. I would do a camouflaged one.

 

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The interior is the most disappointing, but is there aftermarket for the Hasegawa that could be used?

 

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Alain

 

Didn't notice all that dust when taking the photos, sorry!

Edited by Alain Gadbois

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8 minutes ago, ringleheim said:

Always liked the Oscar; such a petit elegance to the design.

 

Probably my favorite Japanese plane of WWII, purely from an aesthetic standpoint.

 

 

 

Totaly agree! And so many possible paint schemes!

 

Alain

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I have a Revell Japan issue from 1973.  It has proper parts for

a IIb but the differences were mainly exhaust and cowl scoops.

A very simple kit, does need a cockpit like Mr. G says.

 

 

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