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Clear-Vax set 34: Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (1/48 scale)

1. Tachikawa Ki.9 "Spruce". Suggested kit: Nichimo Ki.9.

The drawing has the struts omitted for clarity. The Clear-Vax parts directly replace the kit items. Note that the parts have been altered somewhat for better accuracy.
Suggested reference: 'Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War' Francillon (Janes).
2&3. Nakajima Ki.27 a & b "Nate". Suggested kit: Hasegawa Ki.27.

The drawing shows the Ki.27b. The Clear-Vax parts directly replace the kit items and are intended for display in the open position. Drill a hole as marked on the windscreen in order to fit the gunsight.
Suggested references: Famous Airplanes of the World No.29 (Bunrin-do); Model Art No.39; Camouflage and Markings of Imperial Japanese Army Fighters.
4. Nakajima Ki.43-I "Oscar". Suggested kit: Nichimo Ki.43-I

The Clear-Vax part directly replaces the kit item. Drill a hole as marked on the windscreen in order to fit the gunsight.
Suggested references: Famous Airplanes of the World No.113 (old series) No.13 (new series) Bunrin-do; Model Art No.395; Aircam 13.
5. Nakajima Ki.43-II "Oscar". Suggested kit: Fine Molds Ki.43-IIa+IIb; can also be adapted to fit the Arii kit.

The Clear-Vax parts directly replace the kit items and are intended for display in the open position.
6. Kawasaki Ki.45 "Nick". Suggested kit: Nichimo Ki.45.
Note that front of the windscreen includes some fuselage decking, as this area has been altered for better accuracy. We suggest cutting the corresponding area away from the kit fuselage in order to fit the canopy. This part also includes the clear area to the rear of the pilot's hinged section, as fitted to the majority of Ki-45 aircraft. The Clear-Vax rear gunner's canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested references: Famous Airplanes of the World No.21 (Bunrin-do); Profile 105.
7. Mitsubishi Ki.46-III Kai "Dinah". Suggested kit: Tamiya Ki.46-III Kai.

The Clear-Vax canopies directly replace the kit items and are intended for display in the open position as shown in the drawing.
Suggested reference: Famous Airplanes of the World No.38 (Bunrin-do).
8. Mitsubishi Ki.51 "Sonia". Suggested kit: Nichimo Ki.51.

The Clear-Vax items have been altered in section for better accuracy, and directly replace the kit parts. Use the kit side windows.
9. Kawasaki Ki.61 "Tony". Suggested kit: Hasegawa Ki.61.

The Clear-Vax canopies directly replace the kit items and are intended for display in the open position. Fabricate guide rails from scrap plastic and fit to the cockpit sills as marked on the drawing.
Suggested references: Famous Airplanes of the World No.17 (Bunrin-do); Model Art No.283.
10. Nakajima Ki.84 "Frank". Suggested kit: Tamiya Ki.84

Assembly is the same as for No.9 above.
Suggested reference: Model Art No.283.
11. Kawasaki Ki.100 (early type). Suggested kit: Hasegawa Ki.100-I Koh.

Assembly is the same as for No.9 above.
Suggested references: Famous Airplanes of the World No.23 (Bunrin-do); Model Art No.428.
12. Kawasaki Ki.100 (late type). Suggested kit: Hasegawa Ki-100-I Otsu.

Assembly is the same as for No.9 above.

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