This is the choice I have made for the contest theme build. I have included the above link to give a background of the aircraft. I also have used William Green's 'Warplanes of the Third Reich' as my main go-to reference. The aftermarket items incorporated will be Eduard colored cockpit PE and canopy masks. The kit decals are also very thick. They will be replaced with Peddinghaus decals from Germany. This will be the first time I have used their products. My initial intent is to replace the overly thick clear parts supplied with the kit. I am going to attempt to use the Falcon Vac canopy. I have used these once before on a 1/48 Ju-87 I built years ago.
Dec 22, 2019
Kawanishi Bro's The Pits The Build Post black basing, Alclad Metalizer/Pre-shading Initial Top coat, some basic chipping started Ammo by Mig scratches fluid utilized on both birds for their chipping. It is very controllable. I liked working the chipping and thought it looks good. Dekels Sealed and Base washed Shiden sealed and initial wash One minor set back is the back-ordered Canopy from Tamiya, 4weeks. Still some minor finishing touches on Kyofu left but i have till the contest. These were the first WW2 Japanese anything I have ever built. I enjoyed the build. The kits assemble well, they were 1/48 scale and I got a vacation from RLM colors. I will post-up the final pictures upon completion of these 2 kits.