The latest off the bench, Tamiya's ancient(1973) Ki.84, Allied code name "Frank". The aircraft served with the 58th Shimbu-Tai, Kyushu, Japan, May 1945. A great kit that went together fast. It has a combination of raised and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]