Ki-84 Hayate camouflage schemes

SirFrancis

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Hey guys, I'm going through more of my ancient models with a view to tidying them up. I came across one which I must of been given as I'm not familiar with the camo scheme. A sort of blue/grey patches over green. Is this a work of fiction? Has anyone seen this camo scheme? cheers
 

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Isn't the blue-grey tone the result of the incorrect balance level of the blue colour of the pic?

Anyway .. a similar camo can be found on the early Ki-84 ( according to the pic caption ). The camo consisted of two green paints - the dark green and lighter green-brownish one. The profile for the kite can be found in the Kagero monography for the plane.

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the source: the net and Kagero book.

The same can be found in the Sword 72032 kit

Ki-84_Hayate_early_a_Sword.jpg


However the Hasegawa 08154 suggests the one green tone overall tops.

Ki-84_Hayate_early_a_Hasegawa.jpg
 

SirFrancis

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Isn't the blue-grey tone the result of the incorrect balance level of the blue colour of the pic?

Anyway .. a similar camo can be found on the early Ki-84 ( according to the pic caption ). The camo consisted of two green paints - the dark green and lighter green-brownish one. The profile for the kite can be found in the Kagero monography for the plane.

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the source: the net and Kagero book.

The same can be found in the Sword 72032 kit

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However the Hasegawa 08154 suggests the one green tone overall tops.

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Hey Wurger, thanks for that.
The colour showing in my pic is pretty much how it looks in the hand. It is a bluish tone. So the pattern on that Ki 84 pic of yours is very similar to mine, but yes a khaki colour over green instead of blue/grey over green. I could scrub the decals & repaint the blue to khaki......or re-do the whole thing to a brand new scheme... I'm a fan of the extra weathered schemes on Japanese aircraft. But I think I've only got 2 spare wing meatball decals left. Hmm..... decisions....
 

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But it seems that the main camo scheme for the Ki-84 was the green one on tops. However many planes had the camo made as the irregular green larger and smaller patches or squigles applied on the bare metal plane.

Ki-84 Hayate_2_Juso Hikotai.jpg


nakajima-ki-84_a.jpg


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the source: the net.
 

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