Ki-51 Sonia (Advanced)
This kit is designed for advanced modellers and includes six sprues, one of which is clear, set of photoetched parts, masks, special film for the dashboard dials and decal.
Markings are provided for eight different schemes.
Colored and detailed assembly guide will make the assembly process easy and enjoyable. And the box will serve as an excellent organizer which will be handy during assembly process.
The box contains:
- A set of plastic parts for the assembly of one model of the aircraft consists of six sprues, one of which is clear
- Set of photoetched parts
- Set of masks
- Special film for the dashboard dials
- Colored assembly guide
- Markings are provided for eight different schemes:
IJA Type 99 army assault plane Ki-51 "Sonia" 27th Hikosentai, Burma 1942
IJA Type 99 army assault plane Ki-51 "Sonia" 6th Hikosentai, Southern China 1942
IJA Type 99 army assault plane Ki-51 "Sonia" 28th Hikosentai, Manchuria 1940-1941
IJA Type 99 army assault plane Ki-51 "Sonia" Flying Ibaraki, Japan 1942
The kit arrived in mint condition. I have not built the kit yet, but the external and internal detail of the parts is just amazing. The kit could easily pass for 1/48. Mold & material quality is also great. The clear parts are crystal clear and very thin for this scale. Paint masks are provided, which is a very nice touch. Decals options are interesting, and seem well printed. PE parts will also complete the fine detailed cockpit and the weapons. The only flaw is the lack of the rear fuselage observer windows, although the kit provides camo options for both very early and standard production models. Experienced modelers can fix this issue with a little surgery or at least clever painting - otherwise it could be built as an early version without the windows. This is the only reason I give 4 stars. I would love to see more kits in this scale from Clear Prop!