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.


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

      1. These were just exceptions, I saw the benefits of standardizing scale early and favored 1/72 for a number of reasons. The Corsair was a gift for my Grandfather, he was a big fan of Baa Baa Blacksheep.

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  1. You’re right, that is a very attractive scheme. I never laid eyes on the Revell 1/32nd Oscar when I was a kid. If I’d done so, I would’ve jumped on it. I did build two of their 1/72nd kits as a kid though, started a love affair with that a/c.
    Great job on this one Jeff.

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