Saturday, 23 January 2016

That Other Shoki ~ Update


Further to the February 2015 blog article on the Fujimi 1/70th scale Ki-44 kit, correspondent Ken Glass has kindly sent this image of another early issue of the kit in the 'Metallic Series' with the same No.5 catalogue number, presumably pre-dating the 'One Hundred Series' issue? Box art is intriguing, perhaps just a poor attempt at representing natural metal but nevertheless reminiscent of the blue-grey dappled 'cloud camouflage' associated with early operations over China, of which more in due course. No unit tail marking in view and no yellow wing leading edge IFF strips shown!

Image credit: Yahoo Japan via Ken Glass

4 comments:

Barby jean said...

Sorry to use this space for a comment not dealing with the subject but this is the way I' ve found to thank Nick for the great Osprey book on the Ki-61, Ki-100 aces. What a tremendous job and what a fascinating chapter on the New-guinea air war! Kudos and thank you Sensei!

Straggler 脱走兵 said...

Thank you Jean. It is very kind of you to say so. I'm glad that you enjoyed the book.
Regards
Nick

Dan Salamone said...

Nick, really looking forward to the "cloud camouflage" info when you get to it.

Also great to see Jean here, too! Hope you're well Jean....

Dan

Ronnie Olsthoorn said...

That's a bit peculiar indeed Nick!
Then again it does have the cooler under the cowling, associated with the mark II...