Brengun’s Ohka trainer is a pearl of a kit, and would be suitable for modellers of any experience level, while also serving as an introduction to resin and photo-etched (PE) brass aftermarket products.
It comprises a single styrene runner, plus a separate canopy, two resin wheels, one small PE fret, and a generic decal sheet shared with the firm’s other 1/72 Ohka release. Exterior detail is in the form of fine engraved panel lines, with delicate moulded aileron actuator fairings. The cockpit is rather basic, just as in the real aircraft, while the landing skid is simplicity itself, with three separate mounting points. A single-piece canopy crowns the fuselage, but could be cut to allow the interior to be displayed. Much of the PE and resin could be optional, although the former is relatively easy to fold and fit. There’s a busy decal sheet, although just the Hinomaru are required for this boxing. At just £10.80, it’s a relatively inexpensive kit, yet will build into an eye-catching model, despite its small size. See www.brengun.cz for more details.