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Carlo Farina
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IJN submarine I-400

April 5, 2021 · in Ships · · 30 · 3.9K

Dear friends, I just finished my last project, IJN in scale with the upgrade kit by Infini Model. These are the photos.

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  1. Love it, Carlo!
    Beautiful build and great weathering!

  2. Awesome, this IJN engineering: You gotta respect it! How to keep a plane dry 100ft under water!

  3. Great looking sub. The weathering is very realistic.

  4. A gentleman I once knew, Steve Horn, wrote an excellent book on Japanese long-range attacks during WWII, called 'The Second Attack on Pearl Harbor: Operation K And Other Japanese Attempts to Bomb America in World War II'. Steve had an historic career of his own, having been in the US Navy bound for the impending invasion of Japan when the atomic bombs were used. After leaving the Navy he enlisted in the USAF, eventually flying B-47s, and then B-52s during Linebacker. He even spent time in a missile launch silo during the Cuban Missile Crisis. none of that is in the book, of course, but there's a chapter about the I-400s in there that is quite fascinating.

  5. Impressive work!

  6. Fantastic weathering. You don’t often see a full hull model weathered on a stand, and done so well.

  7. Seriously good build.

  8. Fantastic result, Carlo.

  9. Nice submersible carrier. . . .

  10. That's a showstopper, outstanding!

  11. Very nice build of one of the IJN's must unusual projects!

  12. Really impressive approach to weathering, Carlo - very realistic in my view. The I-400 looks best beaten up and you have perfected the look of the great ocean-going beast expertly. Fine work on the miniature airplanes as well. It is hard at this scale to achieve such realism.

  13. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Alluring and very stunning work Carlo.
    An eye catcher in every angle seen.
    Well applied weathering and paint job.
    Thank you for sharing the images.

  14. Very nice build...congrats.

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