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1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43 II

Additional work to the kit includes:

Seat belts, Eduard
brake lines, lead wire
flaps sanded flush and installed in the closed position
markings done by homemade stencils and paint, no decals used

Plane represents an aircraft from the 77th Sentai, Burma, 1943

14 additional images. Click to enlarge.


28 responses to 1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43 II

  1. Now, that is one great looking model. It is pretty, colourful, interesting, elegant, and not worn to bits.

  2. Sharp work, Dale. I like the subtle camo.

  3. Beautiful. Very tastefully painted with just the right amount of wear and tear. I think making your own markings, particularly the hinomaru circles is the way to go. Far more realistic than decals.

  4. Agree with the gents above, Dale: an excellent model!

  5. Very nice build Dale. I love that camo!

  6. That is a seldom seen camouflage in Hayabusa models, tbh I don’t recall seeing one painted this way until yours here. Also not usual is the very well kept look of the plane. Excellent work overall but especially on the tail markings, bet it was not easy getting them done Dale

  7. CJ said on June 30, 2020

    You knocked it out of the park, dude. Great model build, photos, and responses. Keep ’em coming. Especially good work on the icons/flag symbols.

  8. Very nice scheme Dale.
    Paint job and weathering is really great.
    Markings do indeed look much better than decals.

  9. Nice job. Subtle paint work and weathering.

  10. That’s a real looker! Love the camo scheme you selected, and you executed it beautifully.

  11. Super paintwork on this.

  12. A sharp looking build!

  13. Dale, This looks really nice. The paint scheme is very attractive and realistic looking. Very Well done !

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