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#729 Kawasaki Ki-10

Building the ICM Kawasaki Ki-10. No electronics in this one.



The Kawasaki Ki-10 (九五式戦闘機, Army Type 95 Fighter) was the last biplane fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army. Entering service in 1935, it saw combat service in Manchukuo and in North China during the early stages of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Its reporting name given by the Allies was “Perry”.



Nice build of the Fine Molds kit:

Paint Scheme

Feature Color Recommended Paint Used
interior     H58
A tires, trim flat black MM 1749 H12
B fuselage duck egg green MM 1716:1768 2:3 H74
C spinner tip, markings insignia red MM 1705 H23
D engine block steel MM 1780 H76
E propeller aluminium MM 1781 77.701
F gunmetal MM 1795  
G rust MM 1785  

Build Log

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LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.