Sunday, 28 September 2014

Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" 1/48

This is my first model in 1/48 in more than 20 years! The kit is the very old and terrible in every respect Otaki. Very poor wing-fuselage fit, misaligned wings and fuselage and too many "rivets". Didn't care about detailing, wanted to practise with the paints, wash and just have fun with it which I did. 
Paints: I used Mr Color #127 Nakajima cockpit color, Mr Color Spray #129 Dark Green (Nakajima) for the upper surfaces and the propeller and Tamiya TS-17 gloss aluminum for the lower surfaces.
I used the kit's terrible hinomaru decals that turned out more brown than red and for the first time used Flying Papas decals to depict a "Hayate" belonging to the Army Special Attack Unit 185th Shinbutai.
 



 
The Flying Papas decals were simply amazing and I highly recommend them!!! Thin with excellent registration they look absolutely fabulous. They are exclusively available outside Japan through our on-line shop (HERE) and for those interested in more non-Japanese subjects check here for 1/144, here for 1/72 and here for 1/48 and 1/32. Simply send us an email (arawasiorder@arawasi.jp) with the decal sets you are interested in and we'll get back to you with prices.

2 comments:

Panagiotis Koubetsos said...

What a comeback this is! Very nicely done! Don't let yourself idle now you've restarted!

Arawasi said...

Thanks a lot, Panagioti. I'm already working on the next one.