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Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-61 I Hien Tei Conversion (Wolf Pack)


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On 8/18/2023 at 6:30 PM, DONG said:

Very nice.




Thank you Don!



On 8/18/2023 at 7:51 PM, Pete Fleischmann said:

Ridiculous how good you are at this model thing-


truly remarkable John.



Thanks, Pete!  Uhhh... looks who's talking! :bow:



On 8/18/2023 at 8:24 PM, Kahunaminor said:

Bravo John,

I enjoyed your journey through a not often trodden road. Excellent attention to detail and comprehensive step by step.


Thanks again.




Thanks Kent!  It's always nice to find a scheme that hasn't been modeled too much.  Kobayashi's 244th markings get all the love.



On 8/18/2023 at 9:10 PM, scvrobeson said:

Another beautiful build John.  I'm sure we'll all get to see it in a KLP book soon





Thanks Matt!  Always appreciate your comments!



On 8/18/2023 at 10:10 PM, Dpgsbody55 said:

Another great build, John.  One to bookmark for later use.








Thanks Michael!  Appreciate it!



On 8/18/2023 at 10:35 PM, LSP_Kevin said:

It's OK, I guess.



Actually... I could've done a lot more but I was so excited to get to my other projects. 



On 8/19/2023 at 12:10 AM, Shoggz said:

An absolute masterpiece..

Thanks Shoggz!  Glad to have gotten her done and happy that the tail markings turned out ok.



On 8/19/2023 at 12:26 AM, zaxos345 said:


As always John!! 



Thank you, John!



On 8/19/2023 at 12:45 AM, Thomas Lund said:

Extremely beautiful !!

Thanks Thomas!  The Ki-61 is a nice looking airframe.  I just wish that Hasegawa or someone produced the Ki-61 II, which I think is the best looking Hien.



On 8/19/2023 at 1:45 AM, MikeMaben said:


  XLNT !!!!   :bow:




On 8/19/2023 at 3:06 AM, Scale32 said:

You’ve nailed the faded look of the olive paint very nicely John. Congrats on a fine build.


Cheers Bevan

Thanks Bevan!



On 8/19/2023 at 5:15 AM, Steve Eagle said:

Very well done. This scheme is really interesting. Kind of reflects the shifting of aircraft that went on in the Sentai at the end of the war with these mixed tail markings. The Wolfpack set was well done and you did it justice. 

Thanks Steve!  I was lucky to have found the last retail source for the Wolfpack conversion when I did.  Sadly, no longer available!



On 8/19/2023 at 6:53 AM, RadBaron said:

Fantastic work!

Thanks too for the excellent tutorials during the build! Very informative :thumbsup:

Thank you!  It's therapeutic sharing my work here so thank you for making me feel better!



9 hours ago, Rocat said:

A really great work!  The painted markings look amazing. Thank you for sharing it.

Thank you!  The tail markings were challenge but happy I was able to clean up the wonkiness.



6 hours ago, Zola25 said:

What a stunning beauty



Thank you Niels... appreciate the kind words!



2 hours ago, crobinsonh said:

Great build and fantastic finish.

Thank you very much!


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18 hours ago, JayW said:

So nice John - and the weathering is so convincing.  Your paint jobs are the best.  

Thanks Jay!  I elected to keep the bottom relatively shiny instead of oxidized... not sure that was the correct choice.



16 hours ago, hworth18 said:

Another beautiful model!! Well done!!

Thank you very much!



16 hours ago, Juggernut said:

Fantastic rendition John!  Great to see the long-nose Tony done up so nicely.

Thanks!  The Ki-61 is definitely an elegant airframe!

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6 hours ago, Cycling Guy said:

I'm a bit surprised you haven't written a how to book yet. 










1 hour ago, Sasha As said:

Fantastic work!

Thank you sir!

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On 8/18/2023 at 5:37 PM, Thunnus said:

This is my recently completed build of the Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-61 I kit converted to a Tei variant.  I used the Wolf Pack conversion set, which featured a lengthened resin nose and other bits.  Also used on this build was the Aires resin cockpit set. Most of the markings, including the tail emblems, were painted using custom masks produced on the Silhouette Portrait cutter.

The build, from start to finish, can be found at the following link:



Nice Tony!

May I post it on the website?


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