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


Danilo said...


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!


James Duff said...

That's lovely work indeed!