Nakajima Ki44 Shoki (Tojo)
Here’s one of Hasagawa’s Tojo subjects in 1/32, with an Eduard Big Ed set. I particularly liked the Eduard detailing for the engine, undercarriage, and cockpit. The masking set was also useful. There were numerous other minute pieces that I used, but which frankly were too small to be noticed as worthwhile detail.
Both decal options are for 47th Flight Regiment, ‘Masters of the Sky’ squadron. Rather than use (most) decals, I painted the wing/fuselage bands, leading-edge recognition bands, the cowling anti-glare, and the red fuselage flashes. The metal finish is Tamiya Gloss Aluminium.
This is another ‘installment’ of an Empire of Japan series I’ve had an interest in building for a while (note recent Shinden posting), but this is in fact my last build-posting generally for a while. It’s the time of year I go back to a wooden ship model for a couple of months to clear my head after a busy year of injection builds, and to think about 2014 projects.
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.