Sunday 23 February 2014

Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" by Cameron Lohmann

Our friend Cameron Lohmann "Fluffysmodels" built this very nice Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" (Frank) and explained:
"The base kit for the build is a Hasegawa 1/48 "Hayate" from the 520th Temporary Intercept Regiment in 1945.
It's sort of a strange build in that I wanted the left side of the plane to have panels open and the flap extended while the right side is ready with a drop tank hung. 
The idea to open up the panels came from looking through FAOW #19 and finding many photos of a Ki-84 with open compartments. Then, I discovered that CMK, a detail company from the Czech Republic, had the same idea. So I used their after-market resin kit instead of fabricating panels, compartments, and machine guns myself. The fowler flap is from Eduard. The ammo belt is a brass one made by Verlinden Productions and is for a German night fighter. The ammo belt was the correct 20mm but the casings were too long and I had to trim them short with tin snips."
- Cameron Lohmann "Fluffysmodels" - Florida, USA.

Check here for Cameron's amazing "Evalina".

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