Arma Hobby Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate “Frank” of the 104th Sentai in 1/72 Scale

This Ki-84 belonged to the 104th Sentai which was based in Aoshau, Manchuria.  It was one of four which was flown back to the Home Islands and photographed there at the end of the war at Ota.  It has been attributed to the commander of the 2nd Chutai, Matsuo Tomiya.  Mashiki (益城) is written on the starboard side.

Construction posts here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2022/07/15/arma-hobby-nakajima-ki-84-hayate-frank-batch-build-in-1-72-scale-part-i/

6 thoughts on “Arma Hobby Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate “Frank” of the 104th Sentai in 1/72 Scale

    1. There was also the Hasegawa kit from 1987, although I would have sworn I build some of them in 1985. I think the Arma kit is the first one in 1/72 with engraved panel lines. There’s no comparison with the earlier kits!

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