Tuesday 22 May 2012


Many "Hayabusa" and "Shoki", few "Hayate" and even less "Toryu". Most models had similar mistakes (control surfaces of all fighters were gray not silver) and there was not much variety of subjects but as you can see some are really very good.

Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa", Hasegawa 1/48, by Sugisaki-san.
64th Sentai, Capt. Yasuma.

Another 64th Sentai Ki-43, Hasegawa 1/32, by Kyoyama-san. 

Excellent "Hayabusa" with spinning prop and aluminium covered by Watanabe-san; Hasegawa 1/32.

Small diorama in 1/48 without further data.

Kawasaki Ki-61 "Hien", Hasegawa 1/32, by DOGEN member Matsumoto-san. 

Hasegawa 1/48 by Niigata Aircraft Modelers member Kamoi-san. 

Hasegawa 1/32, by Fuji Wing 8 member Ichiji-san

Another Hasegawa 1/32 by Gunma Contrail member Matsumura-san. All markings except the "No Step" warning are hand paint.

One more Hasegawa 1/32 by Hayashi-san 

Hayashi-san built one more in-flight "Hien".

Hasegawa 1/32 with spinning prop by Watanabe-san.  

Kawasaki Ki-100, Hasegawa 1/72(?), by Ota-san

One more Ki-100 with hand-paint markings by Okubo-san. Hasegawa 1/48(?)

Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki", Hasegawa 1/32, by Matsumoto-san

Hasegawa 1/32 by Watanabe-san

Hasegawa 1/32 by Fuji Wing 8 member Ichiji-san

A rather unusual heavy-metal "Shoki" in 1/32(?). No other data.

One of the few Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" of the show by Watanabe-san.
 Hasegawa 1/32.

A lovely Kawasaki Ki-45 "Toryu" by Mokei Cyrcle NONSTOCK member Matsumura-san. Hasegawa 1/48. Hand-paint markings, scratch built machine guns and various cockpit details.

And last but not least a Nakajima Ki-27 in action probably in 1/32 with no data.

Mitsubishi Ki-46, Tamiya 1/48, DOGEN member "hasura gagagachi

Tamiya 1/48 by Gifu Cockpit member Oohashi-san

The lone Mitsubishi Ki-51 of the show. Nichimo 1/48. No data.

Mitsubishi Ki-30 by an unknown member of the Tokushima Modeler's Club

Nakajima Ki-34 in 1/144 by Project 144 member "Akatonbo Works"


Anonymous said...

I believe the Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki", Hasegawa 1/32, by Matsumoto-san is a Ki-84
The 1/144 Ki-34 is amazing. Thanks for showing these.

Anonymous said...

"Most models had similar mistakes (control surfaces of all fighters were gray not silver)" Why do you consider this to be a mistake? Control surfaces of japanese fighters of this time (and many other nations) were made of fabric covered railing, hence they were not in metal color... Please explain, when you claim to have spotted a mistake.

Arawasi said...

??? So you agree with what I say about the color of the fabric surfaces. Okay. And then you ask me to do what? To show which models did not have their fabric surfaces painted gray? Check the photos!