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Jeremy Millan
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1/48 Tamiya Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)

June 24, 2020 · in Aviation · · 15 · 2.1K


I'm new to iModeler and a beginner model maker. This is my first post so be easy on me. Not sure if this is where I'm suppose to post but here it it.

Old kit I had fun making. Not much detail and the fit wasn't great but it turned out ok. Wish it had more recessed panel lines. It didn't come out perfect or 100% accurate but I still had a good time making it. I think it needs more weathering.


I tagged this to the and added some more pics. Wish I would of done a WIP with photos.

Frank was painted with Tamiya AS-12 from the can then airbrushed highlights with Mr. Color Silver 8. I also airbrushed the “Meatballs” with a stencil I made at work on the vinyl cutter using oromask 810 film. For the Aotake color in the landing gear bay I airbrushed Testors metallic green (looks more turquoise in person). A little bit of soft pastels was used for weathering and EZ-line finished it off for the rigging.

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15 responses

  1. Nice job and welcome. You'll enjoy it here. Can't wait to see more.

  2. Nice work! The trick with weathering is kinda the same as distance running: start slow and taper! Don't overdo it, but build up your skill a little at a time. Welcome aboard!

  3. Nicely done, looks great, and welcome aboard!

  4. Welcome aboard this friendly site. I started up modeling more or less by posting here, and got a very warm welcome. If this is indeed one of your first builds I have to say you are off to a great start! Well done @jmillan

    I had a lot of fun using groups, and you may find it useful to perhaps start a build-log in one of the groups. You may also want to tag this one for the Empire of Japan group build - check groups to see if it is of interest to you.

    • Thank you Erik! I been looking at the Empire of Japan group build regularly. There's some nice ones in there. Wish i would of done a build log for this one. I was thinking of joining the group build but felt kind of intimidated.

      • Jeremy, @jmillan
        Welcome to Imodeler !

        You are more than welcome to join us at the Empire of Japan. No need to feel intimidated, I'm the moderator that started the group. You will find this is a very friendly website for the most part. Once in a while we will get into a disagreement, but lately it has been very peaceful and a rare event.

        You did a fantastic job with your Ki-84.

  5. Welcome, Jeremy. @jmillan
    You did a great job on this build.
    I also just recently joined iModeler but I have to say that I already learned a lot by posting and reading the groups.
    Hope to see some more work from you soon.

  6. You say you’re a beginning modeler but you sure fooled me. You nailed that all metal finish like a seasoned pro.

    I agree with the comment by Erik above. You should check out the Japanese group build and show this bird off.

    Keep’m coming!

  7. Welcome to site. That is a very nice build.

  8. Thanks for the welcoming comments guys!

  9. Nice job on this Jeremy! I did this kit way back in the '80's and liked it.

  10. Fantastic job, Jeremy!
    Looking forward to your next build.
    Welcome aboard!

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