Thursday, July 15, 2010

1/144 Wing Kit Collection Vol.5 - F-Toys





1/144 Wing Kit Collection Vol.5 - F-Toys

Looks like an IJA theme to this release.........,

1) Ki-84 (Hayate/Gale) Frank
A. Hitachi Flight Instructor Division
B. 47th Cherry Corps Squadron Commander
C. 10th Squadron #29

2) Ki-51 (Type 99) Sonia
A. 49th Squadron
B. Hokota Army flight school
B. 44th Squadron Attack C

3) Type 97) Nate
A. 2nd Fighter Squadron
B. 2nd Battalion #24
C. Manchurian Army Andong Protector

Still, at least they are colourful!

The images look like "pre production protoypes", so expect the final kits to look sharper.

Available: November 2009
Price: 475 Yen

Sources: Platz & 8-Bee & Badger

9 comments:

TonyG said...

Boring!

Well on a positive note that saves me some money for when they bring out a set with some models I do want....

badger said...

Actually, I find this set a nice change of pace from Stukas & F-18s. Ki-84 Frank has been superbly covered by Bandai and still can be easily found on ebay. The others definitely needed to be covered and I'm glad they're releasing this colorful set.

1) Ki-84 (Hayate/Gale) Frank
A. Hitachi Flight Instructor Division
B. 47th Cherry Corps Squadron Commander
C. 10th Squadron #29

2) Ki-51 (Type 99) Sonia
A. 49th Squadron
B. Hokota Army flight school
B. 44th Squadron Attack C

3) Ki-21 (Type 97) Nate
A. 2nd Fighter Squadron
B. 2nd Battalion #24
C. Manchurian Army Andong Protector

Will be picking up a few cases of these.

Milosz said...

Hello after long time,

Although helicopters are my speciality, I was once not bad in Japanese WW II aircraft. In my opinion there are the following types:

1) Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakajima_Ki-84
2) Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Type 99, Sonia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Ki-51

3) Nakajima Ki-27 (Nate)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakajima_Ki-27

Have a nice evening,
Milosz, Poland

rkmasu said...

Well I have a fear...and I hope this don´t be last of Wing kit series...
Since they burn 3 Japanese itens in one pack...
It could be better if they continue the series.. with a japanese ,a american , a british itens...or a german.. in each boxset..
They could bring the Ki-84.. P-40E,Tempest...and in another pack... the Ki-21, P-39 and me-109G-6(not E or F) or earlier FW-190 A-4(not A-8 series)for exemple...
But burning 3 of possible japanese itens in only one pack.. not looks good..
Anyway..is a thousand times better than Doyusha mono item series...

Anonymous said...

I already have a KdK Ki-21 resin kit, and Ki-84 has been already proposed in Gashophon form.
Only true novelty (and only to be bought by me) is Ki-51 Sonia.
Surely F-Toys works mostly for the Japanese market, but aren't Japanese tired of national subjects?

Anonymous said...

// but aren't Japanese tired of national subjects? //

obviously not....

Sweet produce endless Zero kits, and F-oys wing kits appear to be Japanese only every other series.

Then again, there are lot of producers who produce lots of USA designs constantly, i know of some people who have over 50 F-4s!

F_IV said...

I'm really very keen on Japanese aircraft, so I'm happy to see these.
The Ki-84 is not a very wise choice though as its already covered well enough. Very excited by the Ki-27 though as it has any number of interesting colour schemes. I'll grab a box of those alone. Hopefully an A5M later, or some IJN float planes....?

Anonymous said...

I hope you mean November 2010! Looks like a great set!!! I can't get enough of WWII Japanese warbirds so this is fantastic news. How can anyone consider these "Boring"? Curious to hear what you consider "exciting" ;-)

Bruce said...

Awesome! Now we can build a diorama of some RAAF Buffalos shooting down some Ki-51s!

Very refreshing to see some new subjects at last. Pity about another Ki-84, but the other two are great. If only we can get a Ki-10.