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.