Last summer I was rearranging a stash shelf to make room for another kit I won’t live long enough to build when I found and opened a box of the 1972 Tamiya Ki-84 Hayate. It had been started so long ago I have no idea exactly when, saw a fair amo[...]
Here are mine:
1/72 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien "Tony"
1/72 Academy Consolidated PBY-4 Catalina
Revell 1/72 PT-109 Elco torpedo boat
1/48 Tamiya Nakajima A6M-2N "Rufe"
1/48 Tamiya Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate "Frank"
The Nakajima Type 4 Fighter, given the designation Ki.84 and the name Hayate (“Gale”) by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, was the most formidable Japanese Army Air Force fighter of the Second World War, possessing none of the shor[...]
after some time I have finished another model. This is a Ki-84 by Hasegawa. I renewed engraving on the whole model, and added rivets. I improved the model with an etched seat and belts from Eduard, marking is sprayed over my ow[...]
The Ki-84 from hasegawy is a beautiful yet simple model that is well built. I did not use a single add-on for the model. The instrument panel is only created by the decal that is included in the kit. I can say that is rich enough. I sprayed the [...]
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-[...]