1/48 Ki-61ii (Hien) with teardrop canopy – WIP #14

Since I fortunately happened to get some awesome connections with world experts in Ki61 and Japan Aeronautic Association in this one year, I could access precious information about Ki61 ii kai #17 of Kakamigahara Aero-space Museum, and also I’ve even joined the research activity for #17 as well !

My build was going on the main wing work, so I’ve reflected the research result onto my build as possible I could.

 

  1. Aielron  work

 

Ki61 has some access panels on the main wing and you can see the aileron rod through the panels.

 

 

 

 

This is the aileron rod for the center part of the fuselage.

 

 

And installed it onto behind the engine.

 

As this space is for ammunition chute as well, so the rod is covered with ducts to protect it.

 

 

Something like this when through the access window.

 

 

The access panel and attachment.

 

2. Hydraulic system for the landing gears

 

As I’ve done in WIP#13, I represented the cylinders for landing gears as shown below.

But to retract the gear, hydraulic system is needed to add on it.

 

Made out of brass pipe, plastic rod and solder wire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed after weathered !

 

 

From the upper view. You can see the hydraulic cylinder and pipes through its inspection window.

 

Fuel pipes.

 

Installed on the hydraulic system of landing gear, along with aileron rod.

 

3. Access Panels

 

The access panels for the main fuel tanks attachment. Can you see the attachments through the windows ?

Of course they all can open with hinges !

 

These are for the windows for aileron rods.

 

I decided to make it hung with chain.

 

Rather over-scaled, but not so bad ?

 

This panel is for the fuel inspection window.

 

Others.

 

For the fuel filler port.

 

For the ammunition belt chute box.

 

Can you see the wires for the wing edge light ?

 

 

4. Flap work

 

On the back side of the flap cover, there are many pipes for fuel and hydraulic system. The longest is for ammunition loading.

 

 

 

 

Flap retracting arms.

 

 

Installed on the flap shaft.

 

 

Work like a real machine !

 

Painting flaps.

 

And in Yellow Green #7 over it.

 

Weathering.

 

 

Flap can open !

 

 

5. Cannon Work

 

Ho-103 cannon box and ammunition box.

 

Hydraulic cylinders for Ho-103.

 

 

Painting.

 

 

You can see the trigger coil on the left side of the cannon. This is for the left wing so the right cannon has the coil on the opposite side.

 

Intending to make the panel of the ammunition box able to open with hinge.

 

 

Open !

 

It might not be so well known, but the opening direction of the panel is opposite to Ki61i.

 

The same appearance with Ki100.

 

Ammunition installed.

 

Ho-103 installed. You can see the hydraulic pipes and the coil wire beside that.

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. 井上様
    各務原でII型の油圧系統図をお見せした大野と申します。
    素晴らしい作品ですね。とても私では、ここまでできないので溜息ばかり出ます。
    コクピットはAIRESだそうですが、左壁の油圧操作桿はAIRESでも上下操作のI型のまま
    だったと思いますが、改造されています?
    次はどこに手を入れるのだろうと、今後の進捗が楽しみです。

  2. Tets

    大野様
    暖かいコメント、有難うございます!又、先日は大変お世話になりました。
    この飛燕は、一応量産機をイメージしているので、Airesのパーツも五式戦用を使用し、基本的にRAFの五式戦の内装を忠実に再現しています。油圧操作パネルも五式戦同様ですが、レバーが一本折れちゃいました・・・。
    先日見せて頂いた油圧系統図は衝撃的でした。17号機の油圧系統は、私も全てトレース調査し、ピカレラさんのご意見も伺って整理し、協会へも報告済みです。大野さんがお持ちの系統図との比較ができれば、興味深い結果が得られるのではと思っています(プラモでは見えない部分ですが・・・)。今後ともよろしくお願いします!

    (少しアドレスが長いですが・・・油圧操作管部分の工作です。)
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fGhRZtVnkyv9zF721HElDqAXeXa7CQg07Os2xLDFRZ5sVh-O3K0E4CXPAI8c_olvD2JgKzdbUBZXvvAeMk8O9t103TchFUFqYrUGxMLD6-_Vgbq-ajEBh7F3NS8b3hZ6A8ZAh00Vjbzp1QpB_IErlwDUq6PcxnJLvDpCBHaP7GesQLQNmszFi7qQsbyx7HxcGvy2UB-W9LOlgzvnHFmjBE5ulsuC-uiynVc59eKnztDWbHvaez83v_nxwrt7GjNv4l9sWSFFtWOEFs8mKSDcfwZj7YmVlaCf5gXA5ir8s1aGWY9inCYpaqH3eCx4VZSNhXap4pmwHH3dkCHyEe57Vp2OufRmqb4t5d4aTJr5-eueasos-4bdOMmwBOSGsYriIePE0hVF1bKAuaIvSXoe1xo0glQdLwaTrg3GU3ae-rGhfHRfunGYUXAvMV-6scTnLDG1JDSnc43iYhdg2rZzD1Le3PbM9HFXLQMxBGBp1UZ6-TwicPytFMwub7KWU-eCYP3THQD3R-MdSk8Mj3EsjrrLJ7O6uNoG99MNDyC0k2k75_Ur_MoXmc2C9eagBxGmK5bLIuHb5kWKG7zi0sjPA_mYLnOcuOItMuJains=w1002-h751-no

  3. Tets
  4. レジンパーツをそのまま使用でなく、五式戦実機との差異をしっかり把握されていて流石です。
    II型等の資料は、そう遠くない将来必ず世に出しますので、自由に使えるようになるまで、
    しばらくお待ちください。
    それまでは先ず協会の飛燕修復本が楽しみです。
    今後とも宜しくお願いいたします。

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