Nakajima Ki44-II Otsu SHOKI (Tojo) w/40mm Cannons (Hasegawa 1/32)

Looking for a change of pace after the E-2C in 1/72, I decided I wanted to have a crack at a natural metal finish. Knowing how much love and attention Hasegawa puts in any Japanese subject, I figured it would be perfectly safe to build the Ki44 Tojo pretty much out of the box. Well, as it turned out, this was really a bunch of "firsts" for me. First NMF using Alclads, first time I have painted ALL the markings on (no decals), first time I have built a base with grass (very happy with how that turned out BTW). If you're interested in the build of this model, it can be found in the "On the Bench" section here. Oh, the crew figure is from Wolfpack and the pilot is from the Tamiya Zero.