Thursday 25 October 2012

Tondeke's 1/72nd Fine Molds Ki-100 Otsu

Continuing the Kawasaki theme it is a delight to be able to share these images of a superb build of the Fine Molds Kawasaki Ki-100 Otsu "Bubbletop" kit in 1/72nd scale by Japanese modeller Tondeke. The canopy is a home made heat 'n' smash  replacement and Tondeke used brass tube for the exhausts and guns. In addition he made his own instrument panel decal and added brake lines. The model represents an aircraft of the 244th Sentai.

Paintwork representing the late-war # 7 olive brown colour is excellent and note the attention to detail and finesse of the paint chipping and exhaust staining.

Tondeke has an impressive portfolio of 1/72nd as well as some unbelievably exquisite 1/144th scale models of other Japanese subjects to view at his own blog, as well as other types. The 1/144th scale collection can easily be taken for 1/72nd scale models. With thanks for his kind permission to show his excellent Ki-100 model here.

Image credits:- All © 2012 Tondeke


Dan Salamone said...

Simply stunning model of a beautiful aircraft....

Ken Glass said...

Tondeke, you do excellent work. Those Fujimi D4Y and D3A kit builds posted at your blog are amazing. Thanks for sharing the photos, and showing us how these kits can be made to look so good.

Ken Glass

Mark Smith said...

Thanks for the link to this wonderful site, Nick. Anyone who hasn't taken a may be there a while!

Tondeke, your 1/144 work is astounding, the best I've seen! I'd be interested to know your technique for the wonderful canopies.