Yeah, I didn’t really paint that.
Yet another “to archive” kit (really, I have three projects that will be done pretty soon) from the past, the Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-43-II Hayabusa. This was my first Fine Molds kit. I had read good things about this company and decided to splurge on this one when I ran across it at the old Ace Hardware in Berkeley Years ago.
This one lived up to expectations. Great fit, good detail, and best of all, and a great surprise, decals for the camouflage scheme! I’ve been asked numerous times how I got such a good finish on the paint job. I fess up and say, “Yeah, I didn’t paint that. Those are decals.” They are off a little here and there but, they do look pretty good if I do say so myself.
Now, if I could only find some 1/48 camo decals for that Tamiya “Tony.”
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