Nakajima Ki 43 Hayabusa (Oscar)

Modeled by: Steve Jantscher

This is the first modern Oscar kit Hasgawa released last year. I finished the kit on October 1st of last year, and was working on it the morning of Sept. 11th. It is in 1/48th scale, the Nakajima Ki 43-I Hayabusa (Oscar) , in the kit supplied markings of the 64th Regiment, flown by Maj. Tateo Kato in the spring of 1942 in Burma. The fuselage was very warped in my example, so I added a bunch of (typical) chipped paint and severe weathering to give the eye something else to look at rather than the tipping rear fuselage.