This is Hasegawa’s great 1/32 Scale Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate kit. It’s a simple and well-engineered kit that builds easily. Mine is out-of-the-box with masked and painted markings for an aircraft of the 29th Sentai operating from Formosa in 1944–45. I used Tamiya rattle cans for the natural metal finish.

The completed kit was too large for my Ikea bookshelf display cases so I ended up selling the model to a collector in Maryland. I’ve got two Hasegawa’s 1/48 versions in the stash and I’ll probably build this 29th Sentai aircraft again for my own collection.