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#701 Nakajima Ki-84 Egg-Scale

An egg-scale warm up before I move on to the Arma Hobby Ki-84 Hayate.



The Nakajima Ki-84 (キ84 疾風) is a single-seat fighter flown by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service between 1943 and 1945. It was designed as a replacement for the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa.

Paint Scheme

Feature Color Paint Used
cockpit Nakajima Interior Green H60 + H31
lower fuselage IJA Gray Green C128
exhaust ports and spinner Gun metal H76 Burnt Iron
wheel struts and hubs   H8

Build Log

Quick snap-fit test before moving on to painting.. a fun little 15 minutes;-)

build01a build01b build01c build01d build01e

build02a build02b build02c

build03a build03b build03c

build04a build04b

Credits and References

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LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.