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REVIEW
Hasegawa Kawanishi Ki-45 Kai Hei
russamotto
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Utah, United States
Joined: December 14, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 12:51 PM UTC
Warren, thanks for getting this posted.

Fred, I agree with the simplification of parts. The kit needs a re-tool to update and improve the detail. The old Revell kit included more detailed engines.
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 11:06 AM UTC
Thanks for the informative review, Russ. For such gaping crew compartments Nick screams for detail! I don't know what year Hasegawa released this model but it doesn't look like one of their best efforts. Exterior detail is great but too many of the parts seem simplified, even for 1/72. And I see a sink hole in the wing in photo #36.

I look forward to seeing your painted model.
warreni
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 04:06 AM UTC
Russ Arnott (russarnotto) has provided us with an in-depth review of one of Hasegawa''s latest re-releases of the Ki-45 Heavy Fighter.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!