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Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-84.


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Work has begun on the Hayate. Sadly I deleted the photo. However I can share how lucky I am. A 15 minute bus ride takes me to whole the range of GSI and Tamiya products.

Why am I lucky? GSI offers a range of paints covering virtually all the colours used by Japanese corporate weapons builders. My all time favourite modelling subject is Japanese military. I don't know why. I just like the shapes.

The current build is a Nakajima Hayate. I have this.

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Here is my stash of Japanese paints.

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The Ki-84 is a very simple kit. I won't screw it up. :thumbsup2:

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5 hours ago, harv said:

Dale, I am always impressed with your skills. Looks awesome!....harv :popcorn:

Hi Harv. Sadly I cannot match 1to1scale.

I am going to be very careful with this build. I still can't get over my breaking the p-40 so close after the seiran and Dinah. Those I can repair. The kittyhawk is a write off. I still have the wings with my putty canvass. :thumbsup2:

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8 hours ago, Sir Desmond Glazebrook said:

Hi Harv. Sadly I cannot match 1to1scale.

I am going to be very careful with this build. I still can't get over my breaking the p-40 so close after the seiran and Dinah. Those I can repair. The kittyhawk is a write off. I still have the wings with my putty canvass. :thumbsup2:

Don’t put yourself down, I have seen your work, it’s top notch!
 

We all screw up a kit or part occasionally. I worked two months building a nice MIG-15, only to screw it up in final weathering. 

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5 hours ago, GusMac said:

Looks great Dale. Love the seat cushions.

 

Thanks very much. 

I was unhappy with the fit of the mounting points for the cockpit. There were serious gaps where the pit sidewalls didn't mate to my satisfaction.  So I removed them and I am sanding so as to get a better fit. I plan to add supports when the fore and aft walls are fitted snugly.

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I didn't get much done over Xmas. Just rescribing and smoothing out joins.

The strange light is the sun shining through bush fire smoke.

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Hasegawa made the model so that the horizontal stabilizers sit at this angle. Although the line drawings I found all showed them as straight, I decided to trust Hasegawa. The model is made this way, it would be impossible to mix up starboard with port.

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