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Mitsubishi Ki-15 "Babs"

I was doing some out of the box builds while waiting for inspiration to bring out the saw and cut some plastic up.

For some reason Hasegawa made a twin pack boxing of this kit and I had an idea of building one in military colours but with the lack of decals I opted for the scheme in the box for both planes.

I built them straight out of the box. Not an easy thing for me to do.
(Models finished 2017)

"Kamikaze" and "Asakaze" from the Asashi newspaper company.

"Kamikaze" made a flight between Tokyo and London, for the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, between 6 April 1937 and 9 April 1937 in a flight time of 51 hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds, a world record at the time.

I mounted "Kamikaze" on a stand from one of the old Hasegawa Egg planes. I marked the route for the record flight on the globe.


A miltary "Babs"

On a model show I found another "Babs" second hand and it was so cheap that I had to buy it.
(Model finished 2017)

I was going to build it straight out of the box in the camouflage scheme on the box art but found a picture of a plane from the Red Army of China Air Force.

I had a decal sheet from Blue Rider and used the small roundels from all three planes on the sheet for this. The red and white stripes was painted.

Stockholm September 26, 2017 Updated November 11, 2017
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