As found at the end of WWII by US forces during the occupation of Japan.
Paint was well chipped & faded!
This is the venerable Tamiya kit from the late 60's / early 1970's. (In all actuality it is more like a 1/50 scale model). Still it was a fun build.
I accidentally arrived at this finish. It was featured in a magazine called "Great Scale Mod[...]
Just rolling off the bench is the Hasegawa 32 scale Ki-84. Kit was a pleasure to build with no putty anywhere! This kit just fell together. I did use the Eduardo Big Ed set, and Montex masks instead of the kit decals as in this scale I[...]
This is the Otaki KI-84 Frank built strictly out of the box. I did nothing more than add seat belts. I built it for a gentleman and he wanted it as clean as possible. I did put a few exhaust stains on it but that is about it. I used the kit deca[...]
This kit I've build a couple of years ago, if I recall correctly 4 years ago.
It's the Hasegawa kit. And what I can remember , the "bare metal" is sprayed with a spraycan Humbrol acrylic chrome which took ages to harden after is has dried, anti-[...]
Well maybe not exciting, interesting perhaps, but maybe not, mildly amusing?....oh never mind. I was sitting the other day with nothing to do (300 plus model kits all over the place and nothing to do? hmmm. Maybe my wife is right.) and started t[...]
This is the Hasegawa 1/32 scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate kit, and represents a machine operating from Formosa in late 1944 and early 1945. I built this two years ago, and it was my first attempt at a kit in this scale, and my first attempt at a nat[...]
The nasty old Tamiya 1/48 scale kit. A truly awful kit, built in the markings of a machine belonging to the 1st Sentai, 1st Chutai, which operated from Clark Airfield in the Philippines during late 1944.
Here is another old build, this time a 1/32 Hasegawa Ki-84.
What a wonderfull kit, everything just fell together. I added an Aires cockpit and Eduard flaps and even those fit like a dream (yes even the Aires bits).
I looked around for a good scheme and came across this painting of this plane. The painte[...]