Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
Mike Meredith’s 1/48th scale Tamiya Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (allied code name “Frank”). Mike sanded off and rescribed all the panel lines, installed an aftermarket resin cockpit, and painted many of the markings. The model was finished using Model Master enamel paints.
Mike chose markings for an aircraft from the 2nd Chutai of the 52nd Sentai during 1944-45. Nakajima’s Ki-84 Hayate is generally considered to have been the best Japanese fighter of World War II, capable of holding it’s own in combat with the P-51D, F6F, and F4U.