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#744 Kawasaki Ki-100-I-Otsu

Building the キ100 from Aoshima in 1:72, mounted in flight over a watercolour scene. No electronics in this one.



The Kawasaki Ki-100 (キ100) is a single-seat single-engine monoplane fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service during World War II. The Japanese Army designation was “Type 5 Fighter” (五式戦闘機, Go-shiki sentouki, or abbreviated as Goshikisen). It was not assigned an Allied code name.

The Ki-100 entered combat in March 1945. It was developed from the Ki-61 but with a new, much more reliable Mitsubishi Ha-112-II radial engine.

Ki-100-I-Otsu: improved canopy and cut down rear fuselage. 118 built.

Research and References

The (Kind of) Accidental Superplane: Kawasaki Ki-100


Paint Scheme

Feature Color Recommended Paint Used
  red H3  
  green H6  
  silver H8  
lower fuselage silver H8 SM208
  flat white H11  
  flat black H12  
  steel H18  
  clear H30  
  wood brown H37  
  flat base H40  
  flash H44  
propeller red brown H47 H47
  RLM79 Sandy Brow H66  
  RLM75 Gray H69  
  Sandy Yellow H79  
  Khaki Green H80  
  Clear Red H90  
  Clear Blue H93  
  Nakajima Cockpit C127  
  Grey Green C128  
upper fuselage Dark Green C130 H60
  Red Brown II C131  

Build Log


build02a build02b

build03a build03b build03c build03d build03e

build04a build04b build04c build04d build04e build04f

Credits and References

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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..
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