#17/2020 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[...]
🇯🇵✈️ 1/32 scale Hasegawa Nakajima Ki44-II Hei SHOKI (Tojo, Demon Killer) kit. 3rd Squadron, 70th Flight Regiment, Captain Yoshio Yoshida. Kasihwa A.F, Japan, 1945. It was a really great pleasure to build this aircraft. Built using the Hasegawa[...]
I built this kit for the Empire of Japan Group. I had discovered some diagrams of a Shoki with an all-black paint job. Although the prospect of an all-black plane was daunting, I decided I would give it a try. There are no photos of this p[...]
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.
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[...]
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[...]