(Login BevanBrooks) HyperScale Forums from IP address 126.96.36.199
Not sure about this one, first Japanese model I've done.
Those fine scratches in the paintwork is the clear cracking!
Unfortunate for the finish.
Bare metal foiled the fuselarge and random panels on the wings...
and with tape peeled the paint off.
Monotone colors are very hard to make look realistic, harder than Luftwaffe mottled camoflarge!!
Out of the box with kit decals
Gunze colors used throughout
Very nice Bevan! I especially like the weathering you did on the underside...
June 2 2012, 11:48 AM
I hope you do not mind if a do some right clicking of your pics to use as future reference for some of my builds!! Very nice job on the chipping as well. A lot of times I see it overdone, but yours is just about right.
Because hino-maru besides being national insignia is also
June 2 2012, 9:28 PM
a symbol of Japanese pride and has always been maintained as pristine as possible. There is a ton of references for that.
Btw there was nothing like "Kawanishi Green" just standard IJN D1 or D2 green (D2 beeing slightly lighter) neither one possesing so much
green chroma as your representation.
Your chipping, however well done technically, is not realistic. You've just been "victimized" by all internet builds that perpetrate the nonsense that every Japanese plane was "beaten to death" due to
"poor paint quality" etc. etc. (most statements without any factual ground).
In general nice work though.
but trying to capture their "character" is way to go,
RLM70 for D1 actually fits the bill, with a slight touch of black and blue. D2 was lighter as I said, think RLM70-71 contrast.
Bottom line, there are no close/fair matches in hobby paints oob,
all those "Mitsubishi/Nakajima/Kawanishi" greens are bogus, regrettably. If you want to learn more visit
In order to make suggestions I need to know
- which version of Ki-43 it is (it's been way too long since I had that kit, just cann't remember)
- unit (Sentai) markings you intend to apply.
This is an ARMY plane, completely different story as opposed to your George which is a NAVY plane. Huge portion of modelling community still doesn't recognize this.
Feel free to write me directly.
Ones on the mainland, with regular maintinance, tended to not chip much, though scratches regularly happened. But "Georges" on the Phillippenes shed a lot of paint, but a lot of them looked that way after the war sitting in fields abandoned.
I think your job looks good, the faded paint looks great. I like the chips too.
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