Rob Ronconi has very kindly shared these images of one of a pair of splendid and excellently photographed Kyofu models which he built stock from the Hasegawa 1/72 scale kit with just the addition of antenna wire from Uschi. The exceptional photography gives the model a realistic 'presence' well beyond its scale which could easily be taken as larger.
Rob's model represents Rex 022-121 of the 22nd Special Base Force unit discussed here but with a worn and faded rather than fresh appearance skilfully realised. The model was finished with Tamiya paints mixed to Rob's own recipes.
With very special thanks to Rob for sharing these images of a regal Rex. More of Rob's floatplanes to follow including a surprising wolf in sheep's clothing!
Image credit: All photos © 2021 Rob Ronconi