Kancho's Ki-100 Goishikisen..... in 1:33 scale

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  1. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

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    OK!
    It's Friday (ok, Saturday, but who cares :D ) and I finally have a chance to grab the scissors and do some damge to my model collection :D :D

    I build the Hien so logical next step is its successor, or rather younger brother...
    I will not bother you with the story how this best japanese fighter came into being - you can look it up, or better yet, get this model from Kancho 8)

    Kancho designs his models in a manner totally unfamiliar to me so photos will reflect exactly ones he has posted on his page.....
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    Hi Mike

    A nice start to another bird, Ive not seen this one before so it will be great to watch this one come together.

    Kids up to bed early to night so you can get some more cutting in :D :D

    More when you can

    Rob
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    Hmm I'll watch you first because I like his seaplane best

    Looks different

    barry
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    Saga continues....

    This is the assembly I was most uneasy about. I don't like when wings have to be skinned on the frame already glued to the rest of the plane (cocpit in this instance) but that's how Kancho designed it and I decided to do it strictly as per design...
    To my surprise it turned out to be fairly easy to do :D
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    Progress report...

    I was fortunate that kids went to bed early tonight :D

    At this stage I decided to differ from the original design.
    Kancho calls for building the entire fuselage, then mounting it on wings. Somehow it seemed to me that doing this in 1:33 scale could prove to be a little chalenging due to the size of the model and lack of internal structure (except for the cockpit). I don't know if I was right or just stubborn 8) , but I'm rather pleased with the result :D
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    To keep you guys up to date :D
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    Hi Mike

    She is looking great, glad you got a bit of build time in.

    I also try to get the wings on a plane as soon as possible, the one of the reasons the wings are one of the first things I build then the cockpit section. I find it easy to build them this way and gives my knackered eyes something to line eveything up to :roll: :lol:

    More when you can please

    Rob
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    Nice looking job like Rob says it's easier to linr up the tail that way.

    barry
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    Beautiful job, Mike! :D

    I missed the first few sessions but am glad I stumbled over this way for your latest post and photos. She's coming out very well, superb construction job, great photos!

    Looking forward to more when you can! :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Thanks for the nice words.
    It is a very well designed model, definietely worth the price Kancho is charging for it.
    Right now I'm building this model "straight from the box" to familiarize myself with Kancho's designs. I also have his Ki-87 and the N1K1 and I know that I will build this Ki-100 once more, but I will change the color scheme plus I will try to incorporate into it parts from Halinski's Hien. This Ki-100 is definietely worth it.
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    And few more...
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    Finally it's done :D
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    Hi Mike

    A very nice build mate :D
    It does look like a fine model to add to the collection, yet another to build :roll:
    I like the idea of the open canopy, it gives it a very good effect and shows off all the detail in the cockpit 8)

    Great stuff and we look forward to your next

    Rob
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    Nice work!!!
    I hope I'll see the Ki.87 also :wink:

    Best regards

    Kancho
  15. Jim Krauzlis

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    That came out great, Mike! :D

    I particularly like that base you used for the photos, adds a lot to the photos to see the aircraft sitting on a realistic base, rather than a carpet. :wink:

    Thanks for posting the photos on this great build!

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Realistic base is nice but either it's too small or plane is to big :D

    Next in line is Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki, then, who knows 8)