Top 4 articles on Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa

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Otaki 1/48 Ki43 “Oscar”

by Joe Caputo on November 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Another “whiffie” racer…..these old kits are FUN. and inexpensive. I added a “modern” pilot, cleaned up the the fuselage, and clipped the wings. Looks very lightweight and fragile. The stripes are painted over decals, copied from a Hasegawa 1/72 B-47. […]


Hasegawa 1:32 Nakajima Ki-43-III koh Hayabusa

by Ulrich Schütt on September 13, 2014 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Finished this one last week. Waited all week for the sun to shine so I could take some photographs. The kit is Hasegawa’s 1:32 scale Ki-43-II Hayabusa that I converted into a Ki-43-III koh. Modified the airscoop with putty, scratchbuilt […]


1/48th Oscar

by Craig Abrahamson on August 6, 2013 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This was my first attempt at the all-to-common “paint chipping” effect as seen on many Japanese aircraft of WWII. I didn’t want to go ‘overboard’ (as I’ve seen on many builds). I first sprayed the airframe with metallic silver and […]


Finemolds 1:48 scale Nakajima, Ki-43 III Ko, ‘Hayabusa’, (Oscar)

The Ki-43 has long been one of my favorite Japanese aircraft of the Second World War. Over the years I have built many in pretty much every scale they have been produced in. My favorite, has to be Nichimo’s Ki-43 […]