Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-44 Construction
The True Details cockpit was quite nice and fit very well. I went with the painting recommendations in Monogram's "Japanese Cockpit Interiors"; Aotake sidewalls and a blue/grey floor.
The wheel well on the left is as moulded by Hasegawa, the right side has been opened out in preparation for constructing new wells.
Above and below: Bottom and top views of the new wheel wells.
Ready for paint. Note the corrected bulge over the carb intake from sheet plastic and filler.
Primed with Alclad black primer and polished.
I have no idea what happened here. The Alclad cracked and crazed in a few spots, not something I've had happen before. Paint was stripped off and I started again, not for the last time.
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