The Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (キ84 疾風 Gale) is a single-seat fighter flown by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service in the last two years of World War II.
Named “Frank” was generally considered the best Japanese fighter to operate in large numbers during the conflict.
This 1/72 scale model is based on a vintage Revell kit (1964), reviewed and modified by several photoetched parts.
During the assembly phases I realized that a piece was missing. One of the two depth rudders had been lost. I patiently reconstructed it from a piece of plasticard waste. At the end, despite the simplicity of assembly, getting the pieces to coincide was not easy … but this is normal in the modeling world. Welcome Hayate …