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Hasegawa's 1/32 scale
Ki-84 Hayate Prototype

by Roland Sachsenhofer


Ki-84 Hayate Prototype


Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Ki-84 is available online from Squadron.com



Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Ki-84 Hayate is quite an attractive model. This relates to the subject - the Hayate is probably one of the most appealing aircraft built- as to the general design of the kit: construction layout is elaborate and the pieces show perfect fit and plenty of details which is above the average. E.g. even the slots of the screws are shown, the resulting look on the finished model is quite stunning!



I built the model out of the box, except Eduard seatbelts, scratch built brake lines, the flattening of the tires and the drilling out of the machine gun muzzles.


Painting and Markings


The Ki- 84 was finished as one of two prototype versions offered in the kit, using Gunze colours and “Mr. Metal Aluminium” for the bare metal surface.

According to pictures of the real aircraft I used as reference (if you would like to have a look I recommend: http://www.ijaafpics.com/jbwki841.htm.



Dirt and weathering was kept to a minimum.

Remarks will be appreciated: ro.sachsenhofer@asn-linz.ac.at



Additional Images


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Soviet Aces of World War 2
Modelling Manuals 17

Author: Hugh Morgan
John Weal
US Price: $17.95
UK Price: £12.99
Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
October 15, 1997
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1855326329
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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2006 by Roland Sachsenhofer
Page Created 30 March, 2006
Last Updated 29 March, 2006

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