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Frank by itifonhom Frank by itifonhom
The Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" was a single-seat fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II. The Allied reporting name was "Frank", the Japanese Army designation was Army Type 4 Fighter. Featuring excellent performance and high maneuverability, the Ki-84 was considered to be the best Japanese fighter to see large scale operations during World War II. It was able to match any Allied fighter, and to intercept the high-flying B-29 Superfortresses. Its powerful armament (that could include two 30 mm and two 20 mm cannon) increased its lethality. 3,514 aircraft were built.
The Ki-84 Hayate in this image belongs to the 2nd chutai, 101st sentai based at Miyakonojo airfield, Kyushu, Japan, June 1945, according to the book "Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate" by Leszek A. Wieliczko. The pilot is unknown and we see him here trying to intercept some B-29s Superfortresses belonging to the 29th BG, 314 BW which started bombing Japan on 25th February 1945. The location of the fight is just near Mount Fuji. I donīt claim this to be a well researched scene, donīt know if such an encounter ever took place but maybe itīs a probable one.
Credits: Ki84 from bazze, B-29 from Neil Wilson, background image from Takashi H. Textures for both Ki-84 and B-29 created by me. After the image was finished I noticed I missed the aircraft numbers on the B-29s and also I have some day to learn to make some "real" rivets on my textures instead of just "holes" but thatīs it for now.
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LAVENone Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do this? 10/10, looks so good.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Just usual 3D workflow, nothing more. Many many thanks for your kind comment!!
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thanosdanellis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
polu oreo den iksera oti eise kai esy ellinas ! 
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  S'euxaristw file, na'sai kala!
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EdXCal Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Oh my baby! This is the aircraft I used the most in the game Aces High. It could hover like a helicopter! lol In reality it was an amazing machine, close to the performance of a P-51 but far more nimble. Beautiful work!
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you, glad you liked it!!  :-)
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
oh my shit!! :OOOOOOOO   Heart
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
 :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) Love  
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3DEllesar Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great
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itifonhom Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!
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