Finished Tamiya 1/48 Nakajima KI-84 Hayate (Frank)

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  1. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

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    From the other end of the workbench comes this KI-84. Built over some time as I was waiting for GB23 stuff to set or dry, this was a fun model to build. It is simple and comprises of not too many parts. The cockpit is very sparsely equipped but if you include the pilot which I did not much of the interior can be seen anyhow.

    The decal sheet was varied giving a choice of 4 different aircraft. I chose an aircraft of the 58th Shimbu of the Special Attack Corps. This unit was based at Miyakonojo airfield in Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Okinawa.

    Weathering and highlighting was done post painting with pastels which I grind up and then apply with a variety of different brushes.

    For the money I like the way she finishes and I feel it was pretty good value for my dollar.

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    Comments and criticisms are of course welcome.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    I like it Jeff. The only thing I might suggest is to try a different colour for the exhausts. A lot of manufacturers tell you to paint these a "rust" colour but, in my opinion, that's not a proper choice for an aircraft in active use. I had been doing the same on older builds but have since started painting these in a variety of shades do account for the fact that these things got very hot and discoloured the base material. I start with a steel colour and dry brush various shades of black, brown and even white.

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    Nice Jeff and I agree with Andy. GUNZE Mr Hobby Aqueous Color makes a burnt iron that looks almost as good as Andy's exhausts. I use it for all my exhausts.

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  4. Jeff Hunt

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    Thanks guys for the exhaust tips. Next time I open shop I will touch up the exhaust stacks.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Nicely done Jeff!
     
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    Looks good Jeff :cool:
     
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    nice one Jeff!

    I still have 2 57th Shimbui-Tai special attack Ki-84's to do...
     
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