The Nakajima Type 4 Fighter, given the designation Ki.84 and the name Hayate (“Gale”) by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, was the most formidable Japanese Army Air Force fighter of the Second World War, possessing none of the shor[...]
As found at the end of WWII by US forces during the occupation of Japan.
Paint was well chipped & faded!
This is the venerable Tamiya kit from the late 60's / early 1970's. (In all actuality it is more like a 1/50 scale model). Still it was a fun build.
I accidentally arrived at this finish. It was featured in a magazine called "Great Scale Mod[...]
Just rolling off the bench is the Hasegawa 32 scale Ki-84. Kit was a pleasure to build with no putty anywhere! This kit just fell together. I did use the Eduardo Big Ed set, and Montex masks instead of the kit decals as in this scale I[...]
This is the Hasegawa 1/32 scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate kit, and represents a machine operating from Formosa in late 1944 and early 1945. I built this two years ago, and it was my first attempt at a kit in this scale, and my first attempt at a nat[...]
The nasty old Tamiya 1/48 scale kit. A truly awful kit, built in the markings of a machine belonging to the 1st Sentai, 1st Chutai, which operated from Clark Airfield in the Philippines during late 1944.