Monday, November 25, 2013

Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-43 Hayabusa - Finished!


I really can not cast a single stone against this kit. Though it is older, its age did not show through as I found its fit and engineering very satisfactory. It may be lacking detail in some areas, like the cockpit, but its made up for in other places like the engine.
I always say, my best model is my next one, and while that is true, I am quite pleased with how this one turned out and is currently the crown jewel on my shelf. It was refreshing to build something that didn't cause me problems, whether self-made or not. I enjoyed painting this one, and weathering it and look forward to whats next.

The finished pics are a bit dark, so this photography thing is going to have to be remedied at some point in the future.





Thanks for having a look-see and I'll catch you on the next build preview!
Thanks for reading!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Mate. that is absolutely fantastic. Defo your best work to date IMO. Great use of pre-shading and subtle chipping. How did you do the chipping BTW?

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    1. Thank you both for the kind words. The chipping was done pretty easily. I masked the edge of a panel with masking tape. Then I tore off a piece of a sponge and dipped it into Tamiya acrylic Aluminum and dabbed it on along the edge of the panel. The masking tape gave it a decent hard edge. Tedious but easy.

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  2. Thanks for explaining; it worked very well! It's a more controlled method than either salting or liquid masking - I'll try that myself next time.

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