Published on
November 11, 2018
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$8.50
Product / Stock #
7397
Base Kit
Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-61
Company: CMK - Website: https://www.cmkkits.com/en/

History

The Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-61 dates back to the early 1970s and is still a nice kit, but basic. CMK has come out with some detail sets to spice up these old kits.

What You Get

7 crisply molded resin parts (Rudder, ailerons and horizontal stabilizers) along with a 9 X 3.5 folded sheet of instructions. Some of these parts are very fragile so please be careful when handling them.

Construction

Construction begins with some surgery to the kit. You will have to carefully remove the ailerons from the kit parts B10 & 11 and the rudder from A1. The rudder was simple and the easiest to do but the ailerons were a bit troublesome. The instructions have you making too deep of a cut and removing too much of the wing. Luckily, I saw this before cutting. Another thing I noticed about not only the ailerons, but the rudder also is that they are a bit undersized. The rudder was a little too thin as are the ailerons. The horizontal stabilizers went on without a hitch.

Conclusion

A very nice set but I would recommend only modelers who have experience with resin sets tackle this.

I would like to thank Special Hobby and CMK for providing this and the IPMS Review Corps for letting me build it.

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