Wednesday 30 September 2009

Exotic Birds ~ Part Two

More instructions on building Japanese recognition models from the wartime book by Emanuele Stieri courtesy of Mark Jahson.

The Nell would make a handsome model in wood even without turrets! It reminds me of an illustration in one of the old Fleetway Library Air Ace Picture Library comic books showing Nell bombers attacking an Allied stronghold. All the Nells were depicted as the airliner "Nippon-Go" version complete with the same civil 'J' registration codes! The artist must have used the LS kit as reference. I'll see if I can dig that out to show here.

The Type 97 "Army Light Bomber" is of course the Ki-15 Babs.

Image credit: Courtesy Mark Jahsan 2009


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