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Anton Ryzbak18 Aug 2021 6:53 a.m. PST

Last of the aircraft models that I am clearing off the workbench is this very nice Hasegawa kit of the KI-51. Lots more pictures here link


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2021 9:29 a.m. PST

Very nice! Thanks for sharing

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2021 10:28 a.m. PST

Nice looking plane.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2021 10:52 a.m. PST

thumbs up!

Disco Joe18 Aug 2021 7:48 p.m. PST

Nicely done.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2021 10:23 p.m. PST

I think you made up at least half of these planes you've built. There couldn't have been that many!

Seriously, sometimes you build a kit for a plane I had completely forgotten about, or didn't even know existed. Then I have to go research it, and I wind up down the Internet rabbit hole for an hour or two. Sometimes, I end up with a new plane on my shopping list.

I'm not planning to play the CBI theater anytime soon, so I don't think I need 12x Ki-51s just yet…

- Ix

Anton Ryzbak19 Aug 2021 10:26 p.m. PST

Yellow Admiral, I haven't gotten started on the Russian oddities. I just ordered the ICM Model of the Polikarpov I-17, which is the well-known I-16 Rata with an inline V-12 engine installed in place of that big blunt radial! Fun Times

Lucius21 Aug 2021 8:19 a.m. PST

Great build, great color scheme. Hasegawa kits are always a treat.

Maha Bandula22 Aug 2021 5:43 a.m. PST

What rules will you be using these with?

Anton Ryzbak22 Aug 2021 9:08 a.m. PST

Maha Bandula,
I was thinking Check Your Six, but it is aimed more toward mid/late WW2 stuff and treats early/pre-war stuff rather blandly. So I rethought my approach and I'm now working on a blend between Wings of War (cards with the maneuvers on them) and CY6 (a more realistic system that addresses altitude). I have already figured out how to do hex-based movement without a hex-grid link and built my adjustable-height stands link I just need to hammer out some specifics on aerobatics and I should be on my way. As soon as I get things worked out I will post them rules to my blog for everyone to use.

Anton Ryzbak22 Aug 2021 9:12 a.m. PST

Lucius, I am always happy to find a Hasegawa kit that fills a gap in my "build-list", despite their age they are excellent models. I very much like the all-over gray and the dark green over pale gray color schemes of the Japanese forces, but my favorite is the US "Yellow Wings" era.

Maha Bandula23 Aug 2021 11:07 a.m. PST

That is very rare. I don't think I have seen plane-on-plane games in 1/72 before.

SGusky26 Oct 2021 9:56 p.m. PST

Oh yes there is such a game, my friend.. yes there is!…
It's the one true game I could play forever
Take a look at my channel here for a bit of an introduction and a few of my models .. also, I will be building three of those Ki-51s for our Malaysian campaign soon

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 10:02 a.m. PST

It struck me that one day we would see, from you, a Spitfire with spats on the undercart. Then I remembered the original Supermarine Spitfire 224 and, sure enough………..

Anton Ryzbak29 Oct 2021 9:03 a.m. PST

SGusky, A couple of good sources for old kits are Rare Plane Detective and Mustang Hobbies Fast service, reasonable prices and a wide selection.

There is a draft version of my rules up in my blog now. Still lots of work to go but I like how they are working link

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