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[...]