Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
While I’ve a pretty extensive Luftwaffe library, I got ZIP on the pacific, so this is a truly OOB build- kit decals (Grrr… thick Hinomarus 🙁 ), no A/M, not even an Eduard mask!
JAAF Green is Tamiya which performed brilliantly, most other paints are MRP. Aokate is TS-12 decanted and airbrushed, then coated with a mix of Tamiya clear blue & clear green, finished off with Testors semi-gloss lacquer. The monochromatic scheme was great paint practice for improving the marbling/squiggling/Scale-a-Ton technique. I need more practice.
My first experience using Infiniti Model lycra rigging material- TEN stars! The stuff is so good it made me think about building Scharnhorst & Graf Spee! Thankfully I came to my senses in about 2 1/2 seconds. However, I may go back to several models (especially the Spitfires) and re-do the “cheese cutters”.
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