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Thread: Official Kawasaki Ki48 "Lily" painting thread

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    Who needs elves when I have my son Neville to paint for me. After I did the initial paint work he did the cam jobs on all three planes in one afternoon!
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    I like those Ki48's Doug they look amazing

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    Nice bunch of Lilies!

    The canopy technique is very effective. I assume they're 1/200 scale?

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    Those birds are just splendid Alastair.
    What a paint job.
    Rob.

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    Very nice! A job well done by both of you!

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    They look great! Superb job to the both of you! (Nice to see someone using the progeny production line.)

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    Your son and you did a great job, Alastair!!These planes are amazing, isn't it?

    Nick

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    Wonderful planes, you and your son make a great team.

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    Love the paintwork Alastair, you and Neville do good work.

    I have three Lilys to do this week, and will be finishing them as aircraft from the 75th Attack Air Combat Regiment based in New Guinea 1943.

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    Are you going to be posting photos when you've finished your builds?
    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    Love the paintwork Alastair, you and Neville do good work.

    I have three Lilys to do this week, and will be finishing them as aircraft from the 75th Attack Air Combat Regiment based in New Guinea 1943.

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    OMG that is outstanding work. You should give your son a promotion with higher wages.

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    Thank you all for your kind comments but I feel the credit belongs to Neville for his cam jobs.

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    Default Kawasaki Ki-48 Lilys, 75th Sentai JAAF

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydthegamer View Post
    Are you going to be posting photos when you've finished your builds?
    Hi Lloyd,

    I have already started a thread in the 'Metal and Resin' section, but as promised here are a few images of my three 1/200 scale AIM brand Kawasaki Ki-48-IIb 'Lily' light bombers, destined to harass targets on the WGS game tables of Australia:

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    Base coat is olive grey, dark green camouflage, yellow ID panels, lightblue/darkblue canopies. Decals are by AIM.

    Hope you like them.

    Cheers,

    Carl.

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    They are very nice, thanks for the photos! Lloyd
    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    Hi Lloyd,

    I have already started a thread in the 'Metal and Resin' section, but as promised here are a few images of my three 1/200 scale AIM brand Kawasaki Ki-48-IIb 'Lily' light bombers, destined to harass targets on the WGS game tables of Australia:

    Base coat is olive grey, dark green camouflage, yellow ID panels, lightblue/darkblue canopies. Decals are by AIM.

    Hope you like them.

    Cheers,

    Carl.
    Last edited by flash; 01-27-2013 at 03:58.

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    Those are good Carl well done (at least you painted yours)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Those are good Carl well done (at least you painted yours)
    Thanks Doug. But with nine planes done in three days and at least another 11 to go this week I am wishing my lad was old enough to get on the production line!

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    That is outstanding woprk Carl. I have 3 AIM Kates I have worked on but can't compare with your work.

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    Ki-48 from AIM. Click image for larger version. 

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    Great Lilys. Someday mine will make it to the painting table but not soon enough.

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    Gee mine look pretty ordinary compared to those great Camo ones but hey they are only there to be shot down!
    Aim models of course.

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    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Any units for the above paint schemes?

    I did up a card for the type a while ago: OldGuy59's WWII Japanese Bombers Album - Ki-48 Plane Card

    Didn't get the management card done, is it needed, too?

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    Last edited by OldGuy59; 01-10-2019 at 16:58.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Don't know how I missed this but here ones I did. I did comment on the paint jobs but never posted photos.

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    Great looking aircraft - nice job on the camouflage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Great Lilys. Someday mine will make it to the painting table but not soon enough.
    Thanks Peter.

    Mine have made it to the gaming table, but just once in 5 years more's the pity.

    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...ghlight=cancon

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    I’d really like to see a management card for this plane if you have the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dak21 View Post
    I’d really like to see a management card for this plane if you have the time.
    Plane and Management cards for these planes are done, and in my WWII Japanese Bomber album.

    Link: WWII Japanese Bombers
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    My versions of the Lily.

    First a Ki-48 IIb, 8th Centai. Base coated with Mr. Color Grey Green, C-128. Camo stripes are Vallejo Camo Olive Green, 70.894. I chose not to do the panel lines on the upper surfaces as it would break up the painstakingly painted Grass Camo Pattern. The underside is panel lined with the miracle product Flory Models Wash, Grey. The grey does take a little more work than the darker colors as it gets pretty light after drying. I had to touch it up in a few spots. You’ll get a good view of the grey on the third plane below. Stock Misc Mini decals.
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    Next be Ki-48 Ib, 90th light bomber regiment, Thailand, January 1942. Same colors as above, just different pattern and markings. I used mixed Misc Mini decals.
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    Last is a Ki-48 Ib from 75th Attack Air Regiment, China, 1941. This plane was base coated with Tamiya XF-12, JN Grey. I was pleased with the grey complimentary panel lines. They did the job of adding depth and character to the plane without overwhelming it. The Hinomaru are Misc Mini amd the tail markings are hand painted.
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    When I saw this picture, I had to have one of each.
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    A really fun batch to paint. Of course, they are all 1/200 AIM. I used the new 16mm props from the Aerodrome. I’m really happy with this new size. They fit very well on medium bombers.
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    Wow! Awesome job on all of them, Dave.

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    Beautiful airplanes DAK21!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abovetheclouds View Post
    Wow! Awesome job on all of them, Dave.
    Saved me from writing the same thing.

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    Gorgeous work, Dave! Impossible to pick a favorite.

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    Great job on this trio Dave. Hopefully one will survive the first mission!

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    Awesome work Dave. Mine don't look anything like yours or Peters. REP guns jammed.

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    Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate the kind words.

    Peter, I got a good laugh out of your comment. You’re right, I hope at least one of them makes it to the target site!
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    I have to say I like the 2nd one the best. The paint job on that one is fantastic and that unitwas in Thailand. I have to see if I can find out where in Thailand it was.

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    Superb paint jobs!

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    The grey and the squiggle-flage really are excellent. Well done!

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    awesome job dave! i especially love the one with the squiggly green camo!

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the positive feedback!

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    And the planes as created in Photoshop for the cards.
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    Those are amazing. Excellent work as always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dak21 View Post
    And the planes as created in Photoshop for the cards.
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    Very nicely done, Dave. You are using harder shadows than I do, but that is just a preference thing. One thing you might consider is a bit of soft shadow on the back curves of the wings and horizontal stabs. As lifting surfaces are curved, there is a drop-off towards the back of the wings that tend to be darker. It is something I do for almost all the planes I do.

    Link: Custom Bomber Cards - Discussions: Post #23

    If you have done that, perhaps the upload process has reduced the definition on your images.

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    Hmmm... May have to redo the left engine nacelle...

    PS: Your line drawings are much better than mine.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Hey Mike. Ah, yes, that shadow coming up the back of the wing adds another level of realism! Iíll try that on the batch of G4M1ís Iím wrapping up the paint job on now.

    The main reason I make the shadows so hard is how the image comes out in print on the card stock I use. I generally print a test image, then adjust the opacity of the shadow and glare layers so they show properly. Next, I flip the paper and print again on the back to make sure the shadows and glare look good, sometimes taking a couple-three tries. When I finally like it on paper, I go with card stock and then laminate them. By the time I get there, Iíve usually had to increase the opacity quite a bit. As a result, i tend to start heavy and walk it back just a little when printing. My typical start point is about 55%. Looking at just the digital images, there is no doubt they should be softer.

    Thank you for the interesting suggestion, and all the other help leading up to it.



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