Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 隼 “Oscar” of the 1st Sentai in 1/72 Scale

This is the “FrankenOscar”, an AML kit salvaged with LS fuselage and cowling components.  The model is painted based upon a profile in Thorpe.  I built a 1/32 Revell Oscar in this scheme many, many years ago during my miss-spent youth and have always found it attractive.  Hope you do too!  The aircraft is of 1 Chutai / 1 Sentai on home defense duties at Shimodate, Japan in 1943.  All markings are painted on.