From correspondent John Coverley come photos of his excellent 1/32nd Hasegawa model of the Nakajima Ki-44 Hei 'Tojo'.
The model was painted with a combination of Alclad laquers, Mr. Color laquers and W.E.M. Colourcoat enamels. John opened up the starboard cockpit door and used fibre glass tape for the over the shoulder straps. The exhausts were resin replacements and the kit main undercarriage parts were replaced with white metal castings.
This colourful model represents an aircraft of the 47th Sentai engaged in air defence operations over Japan in the last year of the war.
Image credits: All © 2012 John Coverley