Finished this little kit in 2020. What can I say, this is the best kit I ever built, absolutely superb. No filling required. Painted with AK Real Colors and Alclad II paints.
This was a quick build of Tamiya's beautifully engineered Ki-61-Id Hien kit in 1/48 scale which I bought on a work trip to Tokyo years ago and have only just got around to building now that lockdowns are over and I can access my workshop again! [...]
Built by my dad in 2012, Hasegawa dual combo kit with Isuzu fuel truck. Painted with Gunze and Tamiya IJA paints, elastic thread for the antenna wire, Wako fabric seatbelts. 5th Flight Regiment, 1st Company, Timor Island October 1943.
Also built in 2015. Hasegawa kit (9364), added brake lines, aerials and landing gear indicators, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, Tamiya Aluminium for nmf. The model shows the a/c of Corporal Noboru Naito, 520th Temporary Interceptor Gro[...]
#24/2020 And my dad has finished his next, and for now last, IJ subject. This time the old Hasegawa ex-Mania Nate. The kit isn´t bad, regarding it dates back to 1977. This is a limited edition from around 2005. Decals tended to tear and float a[...]
12/2020 After a bunch of German stuff this year it´s time to move to another Axis Power. And it did fit perfectly for the Empire of Japan group build. Nichimo kit, first released in 1975, detail is nice and fit is good, only the canopy didn´t [...]
Here is my Hasegawa Ki.84 Hayate “Frank” in 1/48. I will one day get to the 1/32nd version so I am re-examining this earlier build and I decided it was worth a few pictures. For this build, the two challenges for me were getting the IJA green [...]