The Hayabusa, or Peregrine Falcon, was a new fighter plane that introduced modern trends in Army aviation, such as the retractable landing gear and high maximum speed. Much emphasis was placed on the maneuverability of the aircraft (at the expen[...]
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 o[...]
Here is an older build I did on the 1/48 Hasegawa KI-43-II. The instrument panel was part of the Eduard photo etch set. The kit engine I added the push rods to the engine. The camouflage was done by thinning the paint in an aluminum dish and usi[...]
Well, there I was waiting for decals to arrive from Hannant's for my Monogram Fw-190 when I came across an old Hasegawa Ki-43 sitting in the consignment section at my local hobby store. I remember these early Hasegawa kits were simple to build[...]
This 1/48 kit has been around for quite some time,and,after getting an old one,I knew it was time to build it and test some techniques...
Hasegawa 1/48 kit,with one of the non-standard camouflages in the SEA....some older brothers joined in...
I found a diagram of this aircraft years ago and always thought it to be an attractive scheme. I stashed it away in my reference box. A box of ideas for someday / maybe. Not too long ago I found myself with a 1/48 scale Hasegawa kit in my hands [...]
Another "Oldie but Goodie", Nichimo's "Oscar" is one of the best, if not THE best model of this important Japanese fighter, in any scale. But that's my opinion.
Model went together beautifully, with very little needed attention to seams. It w[...]
Tonight is an article about a model that I built about 10 years ago. It's Hasegawa kit number 08053. It was a really nice kit to build. Simple and easy to construct, with enough detail to keep you happy. The only thing I didn't like was the s[...]
Another "whiffie" racer.....these old kits are FUN. and inexpensive. I added a "modern" pilot, cleaned up the the fuselage, and clipped the wings. Looks very lightweight and fragile. The stripes are painted over decals, copied from a Hasegaw[...]