Samo's 1/48 High-quality Molds Ka-14


Samo Štempihar from Slovenia has kindly shared these photographs of his splendid construct of the High-quality Molds 1/48 scale Mitsubishi Ka-14. The principle color scheme was utilized utilizing AK Actual Colours J3 and the opposite paints used had been MRP.     

 The equipment was initially launched in 2015 to signify the plane depicted within the Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli film ‘The Wind Rises’ which dramatised the early lifetime of Mitsubishi A5M and A6M designer Jiro Horikoshi and as such was offered in an general pure metallic scheme. The next 2018 1/72 High-quality Molds equipment corrected that to Grey-Inexperienced, however curiously advised using Mr Coloration 128 which is IJA Grey Inexperienced relatively than the ‘Navy specification ash inexperienced paint’ described by Horikoshi-san, and which was in all probability J3. 

Ka-14 was the Mitsubishi firm designation for this mission which the IJN had specified because the Experimental 9-Shi Single-seat Fighter in 1934. The prototype took to the air for the primary time in January 1935 with a pace exceeding requirement. Subsequent airframes went by way of a number of modifications to beat teething troubles and therein lies some confusion relating to the precise look of the eventual six prototype plane. The High-quality Molds 1/48 equipment represents the earliest look as depicted within the movie, while the 1/72 equipment represents the next modifications to cowling and tail. High-quality Molds had additionally launched a 1/72 equipment of the sooner kind to be bought completely with the January 2014 Mannequin Graphix journal and it was disappointing that the next 1/72 mainstream equipment didn’t embody provision for both model to be constructed.
  

The Ka-14 was a major milestone in Japanese aero-engineering, proving the all metallic monocoque fuselage and cantilever wing over the IJN’s earlier biplane varieties, and naturally developed into the Navy Kind 96 Provider Fighter A5M ‘Claude’ sequence which noticed profitable motion in the course of the Sino-Japanese conflict from 1937. It set the sample for future IJN fighter doctrine in combining agility with pace.

With particular due to Samo for sharing these photographs with Aviation of Japan.

Picture credit:- All © 2019 Samo Štempihar   

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