Special Hobby Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 隼 “Oscar” of Hideo Miyabe in 1/72 Scale

This is the Ki-43-II of Hideo Miyabe, 2 Chutai / 64 Sentai, operating from Palembang Sumatra during the Summer of 1943.  The diagonal stripe indicates the Chutai Commander’s aircraft.  Miyabe eventually rose to command the 64th Sentai, and was credited with 12 victories.  Special Hobby kit and decals, the fuselage Hinomaru decals were doubled up to prevent the command stripe showing through.