Sunday 21 October 2018

Tetsuya Inoue's Ki-61-II 'Bubbletop' Project in 1/48

At Tets Research Institute (reported here in June 2017 and March this year) Tetsuya Inoue has continued his awesome, painstaking and ultra-realistic 1/48 scale model engineering project with an update (and additional images) here. Tetsuya's work in recreating the propeller hub assembly (below) has to be seen to be believed.

Truly outstanding work.  With thanks to Tetsuya for sharing it with Aviation of Japan.

Image credits: All © 2018 Tetsuya Inoue and Tets Research Institute


Dan Salamone said...

Nothing short of a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing your art with us!


Chad Akins said...

I've been keeping an eye on this. Excellent work indeed! Just when you think something is too small to physically replicate he proves us wrong.

Chad A.

Bill Gilman said...

Incredible! Thanks for sharing this, as I wouldn't have seen it otherwise. This level of detail, no, engineering is indeed the right word, betrays a master modeller with a microscopic eye for detail and a real sense of history. I can't wait to see more.


Tetsuya Inoue said...

Thank you so much for your kindest comments, Dan, Chad and Bill ! Your evaluations of my model are more than it deserves, but I’m happy for you to enjoy it and to keep your eyes on its slowest progress.

And also I’d like to give many thanks to Nick again. It’s always honor for me to be introduced on your great blog !

Ronnie Olsthoorn said...

Absolutely awesome work, Tetsuya! It's a joy to see it progress.



Tetsuya Inoue said...

Thank you Ronnie as always !

WilliamR said...

Just magnificent model building that rivals art.


Ken Glass said...

Very nice work, Tetsuya.