Thursday, 24 February 2011

Alex's 1/48th N1K1 Kyofu Floatplane Fighter


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

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, Alex. Nicely photographed, as well!

Jeff

Ken Glass said...

Great looking build, Alex.

Regards,
Ken Glass

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for your comments!
It's my first Japanese, honest!


PS:
one correction;
the name is Alex Angelopoulos (I know it's hard to spell)

Alexandre Jay said...

Wow, that's a nice build, Alex!

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