1/48 Tamiya KI84-1A Hayate (Frank)

Gallery Article by Paul Coppin on Mar 8 2019



Hello this is my latest build a Tamiya KI84 of Staff Sergeant Joten Naito of the Kurai unit of the 502nd Temporary Interception Corps March to May 1945 Natatsu Airfield. I Added the Eduard cockpit PE set but apart from that its straight out of the box. This is one of Tamiya`s older kits but it went together rather well.

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I used Tamiya J.A Green (lightened) and J.A Grey for the upper and lower surfaces, I tried pre-shading for the first time and I am happy with the results. I finished it off with various stages of weathering using Mig pigments and did some chipping here and there.

Look out for my next build soon. Thanks for looking!

Paul Coppin

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Photos and text by Paul Coppin