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#721 Kawasaki Ki-61-II

Building the F-Toys Ki-61-II from Wing Kit Collection 18 in 1:144.



One of the F-Toys kits I recently picked up in Tokyo: F-Toys Wing Kit Collection 18. Each box includes one of 9 designs (a “mystery”) -

  • Kyushu J7W Shinden - 2 versions
  • Kawasaki Ki-61-II - 4 versions
  • P-51H - 3 versions

kit-front kit-rear

Build Log

These kits are so good it must be cheating. Details are great for the scale; parts are pre-painted but can repaint and weather as you like.. or just take them as quick 2-hour builds just for fun!

I think these will be showing up in some dioramas later..

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This page is a web-friendly rendering of my project notes shared in the LEAP GitHub repository.

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.