One of the odd aspects of the otherwise excellent Tamiya 1/72 Ki-61-1 Tei kit is that it lacks the wing racks and drop tanks commonly seen on the type and associated with many of the popular modelling subjects. That was a strange and regressive ommission but Jan Hajicek of Dead Design Models has come to the rescue with a set of resin drop tanks and racks, as well as a set of resin control surfaces and a vacform canopy with mask to pep up your Tamiya Tony model and save you raiding other kits. The drop tank set RM72001 contains 2 wing racks and 2 external drop tanks (Type II Wooden). The set retails for €5.81 (about £5.11).
The set of resin flight control surfaces RM 72002 consists of separate ailerons, horizontal and vertical stabilizers including aerodynamic hinge covers, and also retails for €5.81.
The canopy set RM72003 consists of a crystal clear and sharply molded vacform canopy in three sections together with masks for the canopy but also masks for the landing light cover and wheel hubs. This set retails for €5.42 (about £4.76).
With thanks to Jan of Dead Design Models for alerting me to the availability of these aftermarket sets for the Tamiya 1/72 Ki-61-I Tei kit.