With all of the Ki-61 builds happening here, I suddenly found myself wanting to build the sleekest of Japanese WWII fighters.
This is the senior member of my stash. Much of my stash are second-hand kits I bought on the cheap. It's not the oldest kit I have. But it is the first one I grabbed when I decided to fully dive back into models.
Of course...the decals are yellowed and probably not worth using.
But hey, I have a Silhouette Portrait. The sky's the limit! Or my talent is the limit...one or the other....
With a few drawings I set about riveting the beast.
Why would I rivet a model this scale? A couple of reasons, really. One, is that I need riveting practice. Another is that this plane has a lot of rivets. And I'm going to foil it. I have the same treatment in mind for a Trumpy P-40 I purchased recently.
When I say "a lot of rivets, I'd like to direct you to this video:
It's a walk-around of a lightly restored Ki-61.
Edited by Gazzas, 23 February 2018 - 10:52 PM.