Thursday 12 September 2013

A New 1/72 Ki-100 Type 5 Otsu from Aoshima?

Announced by Hobby Link Japan as a December release, the box art as shown is the old one but the CAD drawing (below) looks new and the price suggests this might just be a new mould kit. If it is like their Shiden and Shiden-kai family it will be something to look forward to. Thanks to Z for tipping me off.

Also, out in November, Fine Molds 1/72 Prototype Type 9 Fighter as a Model Graphix magazine issue kit for approx. £16.33.

And a 1/32nd scale Hasegawa Shiden-kai is also on the way...

Decal Options are given as:-
  1. 343rd Ku 301st Hikotai. Sqn-Ldr Lt. Naoshi Kanno, Code: 343A-15 Matsuyama, April 1945
  2. 343rd Ku 407th Hikotai. Code: 343B-03 Matsuyama, April 1945

Image credits: © 2013 Aoshima, HLJ (Hobby Link Japan) & Hasegawa


R. Vieira said...

Thanks Nick! A new tool Ki-100 Type 5 from Aoshima will be very welcome. And I agree: if the quality equals that of their Shiden and Shiden-kai kits, we'll have a winner.


Ken Glass said...

All wonderful news, Nick.

Ken Glass

Unknown said...

Hello Nicholas! :)
This is great news! Preordered 2 kits with beautiful LifeLike 72-026 decals.
I hope this is new kit from Aoshima, not repacking of their older kit.
Regards from Moscow,

Dan Salamone said...

Hi Nick, this is also coming out in 1/48:

Not to be a killjoy, but how about a new 1/48 aircraft that was more than a prototype (and NOT a Zero)!

Straggler 脱走兵 said...

Thanks for the link Dan! I agree.

A 1/48th Ki-36/55, new Ki-51, Ki-32, or even a 1/72 Ki-21!


Anonymous said...

Hi Nick,

I have to say for me the forthcoming release of a 1/32nd scale Shiden-kai is great news.

As a teenager I built a 1/72nd scale Hasegawa iteration of the type (it was my favourite kit at the time), in fact I have to say that most of my aircraft models back then were of Japanese Second World War types. I will certainly be purchasing the new Shiden-kai when I can.

I suppose I should now go look for some good published references on the type as well, I definitely need a another bookshelf since I have a habit of filling them.