Ki-84 Hayate "Frank"
by Brian Criner
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
1/48 scale Ki-84 is available online from Squadron.com
This is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Ki-84 Hayate "Frank".
The only accessories added to the model were True Details wheels, a
seat from Jaguar and Aeromaster decals.
Weathering of the model was accomplished by first pre-shading with
Dark Umber, then painting the top coat with Testors Japanese Army
Green(all paints are Model Master Enamels). The "chipped" paint
appearance was accomplished by dipping a fine wire in Testors silver or
chrome, and carefully "twirling" the wire over the surface of the model.
The "wave" decal, though awkward to work with, went on nicely. In order
to prevent "crimping" of the decal, I cut it into front and back halves
for each side, and just pushed the pieces together while they were wet.
This model appeared previously on Hyperscale, but was photographed
with a first generation, poor quality digital camera.
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2001 by Brian Criner
Page Created 30 November, 2001
Last Updated 30 November, 2001
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