🇯🇵✈️ 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[...]