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[...]
The Ki 44 was a Japanese Army Air Force interceptor. The ARII kit, while old, was at one time, "state of the art", and is still a no-problem, fun build. By today's standards, there's not much detail, but this kit comes from a time when wheel[...]
Here's one of Hasagawa's Tojo subjects in 1/32, with an Eduard Big Ed set. I particularly liked the Eduard detailing for the engine, undercarriage, and cockpit. The masking set was also useful. There were numerous other minute pieces that I used[...]
This Hasegawa Ki.44-1b "Shoki" is built essentially out of the box, other than the use of Eduard JAAF seatbelts. It depicts a Ki.44 flown on home defense by the 47th Sentai, the most effective unit flying the Ki.44 in opposing the B-29s. The[...]
I had built the 1/48 Isuzu petrol truck with the Ki-45 Kawasaki "Nick" it came with, and thought it would work well with the Shoki too. So I set up this quick scene using a generic base, a couple of drums and a bicycle from an Eduard japanese gr[...]