Yesterday I painted my Ki-84 which I have done as a late war interceptor/home island defender based on the scheme in Tamiya’s kit. I masked and painted all of the markings. I also did some chipping for the first time, and this is where I am looking for opinions. I wanted to show this one a bit weathered as it is late war but didn’t want to go nuts with the chipping. I am happy with how the chipping looks, but I am curious if I should add a bit more?
Possibly some wear on the canopy sill where hands may have been gripping it or boots scraped it going across the edge. I don’t do a lot of chipping myself as most of mine have been mostly bare metal so far.
Facing edges of the wings and cowling? Not a lot. Really depends on how long you think the plane may have lasted before being taken out of action.
Yeah I was thinking around the canopy would be a good idea! I definitely don’t want to get too carried away. So far I have focused on around access panels i think would get a lot of use like the MG panels. And cockpit near the wing root. Definitely don’t want to have too much
In general if your at this place, the next step will be too much.
I agree with the above maybe a little on the canopy sill but probably no more if me.
Good point and something I often forget. A happy result is much better than a perfect attempt that ends in a mistake added some to the canopy on the side the pilot ladder is on, and a bit on the canopy where it might be grabbed to slide open. May add a touch to the leading edge of the wing and call it done
I think it looks really good. Id like to see you build one in 1/32 scale. BANZAI!!!
Thanks! I am pretty happy with it! I do have some paint mix left over