LS Mitsubishi Ki-15-II “Babs” in 1/72 Scale

This is a build of the venerable LS Ki-15 “Babs” which was first released in 1976.  LS released several versions of this kit, including the Imperial Japanese Navy C5M version.  It has been re-boxed several times over the years, including under the Arii brand.  It is a great kit for its time, featuring very thin wing trailing edges and engraved panel lines.  The engine and cockpit detail are weak by today’s standards, but are relatively easy to fix.  Still a very buildable kit, and not hard to find at shows for a good price.

This example was photographed at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia after the war.  The camouflage was applied with a brush, and was very tedious but I like how it turned out.