Help support TMP

Those 1:144 Planes at Wal-Mart

Nakajima KI-84 Hayate
Product #
Suggested Retail Price
$3.24 USD

Back to Showcase

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

finally a direct link and better image

Yes, though it differs slightly from the production model – some of the painting details are lost, and no bombs/drop tanks/whatever those things under the wings are.

Revision Log
27 August 2007page first published

Areas of Interest

World War Two in the Air

Featured Link

Featured Ruleset

Featured Workbench Article

Back to Paper Modeling - with the Hoverfly

The Editor returns to paper modeling after a long absence.

Featured Profile Article

War at Sea: Task Force Preview

Paul Glasser previews the upcoming expansion set for War at Sea.

8,717 hits since 27 Aug 2007
©1994-2022 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

It's fairly unusual for a gamer to be able to walk into a mass-market retailer - such as Wal-Mart - and find something he can put on the wargaming table. However, that has all changed since the 1:144 scale pre-painted products from 21st Century Toys have gained wider distribution.

For instance, here is the Classic Aircraft Nakajima KI-84 Hayate:

Classic Aircraft packaging

When you slice through the tape holding the package shut, you can then open the flap, then open two hangar-style doors, and remove the package's contents:

Hayate on stand

Gamers, of course, aren't content to leave the aircraft on its display stand - but don't try pulling it off! Instead, flip the base over...

Flipped over

...and in the center, you'll see a screw head at the bottom of a long hole.

Look inside the hole...

Loose the screw, then pop the plane off the base!