From the Jack Canary Special Collection at the San Diego Air and Space Museum via the kindness of Mark Haselden come these rare colour photographs of aircraft in Chinese Air Force service, including two of the captured Ki-43-I P-5017 which was featured as a special release of the Fujimi 1/72nd scale kit.
I'm reluctant to comment on the colours seen in these images. Sometimes colour photos pose as many questions as they answer... but that I-153 in the third image does appear to be painted in a colour very similar to fresh olive drab so I'm wiping a little 芙蓉蛋 (fu jung daan) from my face and (maybe) believing it after all!
Anyone with Fujimi's issue of P-5017 (below) can now re-paint the natural metal finish or Mr Color 128 under surfaces in that nice clear, bright sky blue!....
Image credits:- All Jack Canary Special Collection, San Diego Air & Space Museum via Mark Haselden