Saturday, 1 August 2020

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


Following on from the last Aviation of Japan update on his project Tetsuya Inoue kindly shares these latest photos of his superlative model engineering work in constructing his Kawasaki Ki-61-II 'Bubbletop'. The painstaking detail Tetsuya has incorporated would be more than impressive on a 1/32 or 1/24 model but this one is 1/48 scale! A quick look at the Tamiya Ki-61 kit in your stash in comparison to these photos will bring home the extent of Tetsuya's dedication and skill.   

 
The full progress report can be found at Tetsuya's blog here. Please follow it to enjoy all the astonishing work that Tetsuya has put into this amazing project. Previous Aviation of Japan progress updates may be found at this blog for October 2018, March 2018 and June 2017.
 
 
With special thanks to Tetsuya for this latest update and for sharing these photos of his remarkable model engineering project.  

Image credit: All photos © 2020 Tetsuya Inoue

10 comments:

Danilo said...

Simply...wordless!!

Michael Thurow said...

Incredible detail and accuracy. This fantastic example inspires me to soon start my Ki-61-Id project with an accessible engine compartment. But never ever will I achieve this level of craftmanship!

Alex Rodionov said...

Fantastic quality.

Dan Salamone said...

Pure art, spectacular. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Dan

James Duff said...

That's lovely work indeed!

Tetsuya Inoue said...

Thank you all for your kind comments ! You're encouraging me very much.
And also I deeply appreciate Nick's kind sharing. It's always honor for me to be on this great blog.
I hope I would be able to show you the completed model next time.

Tetsuya

Ronnie Olsthoorn said...

Thoroughly impressive and enjoyable project, Tetsuya! Wow! I love it.

Ronnie

Tetsuya Inoue said...

Thank you Ronnie for your encouragement as always !

Ken Glass said...

Fabulous work, Tetsya. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Tetsuya Inoue said...

Thank you so much, Ken ! And sorry for my late reply...