These images of Alex Angelopoulos' superb Tamiya N1K1 Kyofu build are a timely reminder of the unfinished 'Kyofu, Shiden and Shiden-kai' series here, here and here.
Alex says modestly that this was an OOB build using the kit painting instructions and expects us to believe it is his first Japanese model! ;-) A beautiful replica of an impressive looking floatplane fighter. Thank you for sending the images.
Before getting back to 'Kyofu, Shiden & Shiden-kai' though, there are more early Ki-43 colour schemes and Ki-46 interceptors to explore.
Image credits ©2011 Alex Angelopoulos