After finishing my trios of Ki-51 'Sonias' and Ki-27 'Nates', I turned my attention to the third and final type in the most recent F-Toys release. This turned out to be the Ki-84 'Frank' - a fairly late-war (1944+) fighter. Before I could begin, I chanced upon a bundle of 1/144 Japanese aircraft on Ebay. £7.71 (including postage) later they were mine. On arrival the box contained two Navy aircraft - a 'Betty' and a 'Zero', and four for the Army - a Ki-45 'Nick' and 3 Ki-44 'Tojo'.
I decided to deal with the 'Tojos' now and to leave the others 'till another time. All were complete, save for some markings, so I painted on their Sentai markings (the simplest ones I could find!). I present two of them for your edification.
Ki-44 of the 246th Sentai in flight.
Incidentally, just in case you are you've been wondering about my apparently encyclopedic knowledge of Sentai markings, I can now reveal that it all comes from this book.
I was lucky enough to pick up a copy of this A4-format publication (OK - it was an impulse purchase) at Partizan in Newark last year. It turns out to have been £3 well spent.