This is a plane that I recently finished up.
It was built as part of our "Empire of Japan" group build. This build was started after a small cleaning accident occurred. I keep most of my stash model kits stored on wire rack shelves. I put [...]
Nakajima Ki-44 II Hei Shoki (Tojo)
Imperial Japanese Army, 1 Yasen Hoju Hikotai, Singapore, 1944
Pilot: Captain Ryotaro Jobo
This is my third build for the Empire of Japan group. Not a bad kit for being so old. What it lacks in the cockpit it m[...]
The Empire of Japan group build entries continue. After an army and two navy subjects now another one from the army.
Hasegawa kit oob, only added Eduard seatbelts, EZ line for the antenna wires and plastic rod pieces for the landing ge[...]
This is another kit from a while ago. I built it in 2014.
The subject this model represents is Ki-44 No. 4405, which was the 5th pre-production (prototype) aircraft, flown by Maj Toshio Sakagawa, commander of the 47th Dokuritsu Hiko Chutai (47t[...]
ARII kit + FM Details Set (the full cockpit is made of resin + photo etched parts).
Not an easy build but happy with the final result.
Made a wooden base with an illustration of the denomination "Shoki the Demon Killer" Zong Kui from the Middle Ages.
This aircraft is from the Akeno Training Flight Division, Akeno Airfield, 1944. A very nice kit with no vices. When I started collecting info on this kit I noticed almost every build mentioned an over-lap of the of the wings near the wing root(s[...]
Aircraft flown by Capt. Wakamatsu 85th Sentai Canton, China, summer 1944. Jaguar resin cockpit was the only aftermarket used. Additional detail to the engine in the form of wiring was done as well as brake lines. Reference for the color scheme[...]
It's been a while since I have posted anything................. I have been rather busy building several projects in the "Year of the Cat" GB, as well as the "Kasserine Pass" GB too.
So here is one that I built way back in the late 1990's, no[...]
Here's a few pictures of a kit I built as a kid. This model has somehow survived over all of these years....................
Here's the background on the build:
Some dates in time, (for some unknown reason), just seem to stick with you. T[...]
Continuing my catch-up posts, this is the Hasagawa 1/48 scale Ki-44 "Tojo" built OOB. Finish is various shades of Alclad II aluminum over a Model Master Enamel Gloss Black base coat. Decals are as provided in the box. Gentle weathering provid[...]