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[...]
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[...]