Type 5 Chi-ri references

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Type 5 Chi-ri references

Joined: September 14th, 2007, 7:59 pm

September 30th, 2009, 3:52 pm #1

Hi,

I just got the excellent Finemolds Type 5, but aside from one photo of the prototype, I can find nothing else...any suggestions on what the paint scheme may have been had they gone into production? How many crew members, etc?

Thanks,

Pat
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Joined: June 17th, 2005, 5:05 pm

October 3rd, 2009, 10:07 am #2

It is probably the best reference in English for the Chi-Ri, including photos, plans, history and technical description.

The book also includes in the back cover two excellent color profiles, one dark green from a prototype and a hipothetical profile for a production tank, with the standard three colors: dark green, light green and sand.

The photos in the interior of the book of the prototype captured by the USA, show a lighter color, so it might be either sand, light green or whatever light color you find appropiate (light gray?), you might find one of these photos in Zaloga's New Vanguard book on the Japanese tanks.

Regards from Netherlands,
Javier
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Joined: January 5th, 2008, 3:43 pm

October 3rd, 2009, 4:06 pm #3

Hi,

I just got the excellent Finemolds Type 5, but aside from one photo of the prototype, I can find nothing else...any suggestions on what the paint scheme may have been had they gone into production? How many crew members, etc?

Thanks,

Pat
It's on instruction that the paint scheme may have been Type 5 Chi-Ri had gone into production.
http://www.1999.co.jp/image/10090253t2/60/2
http://www.1999.co.jp/image/10090253t3/60/3

and color what if picture are on Fine Mold website here.
http://www.finemolds.co.jp/www/type5.html

Regards.
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Joined: September 14th, 2007, 7:59 pm

October 3rd, 2009, 10:00 pm #4

Hi,

I just got the excellent Finemolds Type 5, but aside from one photo of the prototype, I can find nothing else...any suggestions on what the paint scheme may have been had they gone into production? How many crew members, etc?

Thanks,

Pat
I really appreciate your responses...this really helps a lot and I look forward to tackling this beautiful kit...

Very best,

Pat
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