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Martin Dytrych
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I-4100 "Ushimisako" (I-400 retrofit), lets stop being serious!

December 19, 2022 · in Sci-fi · · 16 · 0.9K

I bought this model in Telford this year and I did not know about this anime series much, although I am big fan of japanese animes and mangas. (I will fill this cultural gap soon.)
When I inspected the kit, I almost immediately decided to make some changes. The original look of the model is old fashion, it might have been cool in '70, but not nowadays.
I used some leftover parts from already built kits, plastic profiles, sheets and brass tubes to give the kit different look and live.
At the end, I made up new camouflage scheme using INFINI cutting mat. It is not pure digital, but close. I guess it has no sense to use this to hide in space, but it looks nice and it will look good in my display :).

If you would like to know what some addons represent, use you imagination, because I did not had any plan or source and even I do not know what that is. 🙂

Because this is that build I finish this year, let me wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and see you next year with some more navy stuff.

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16 responses

  1. Outstanding work and outcome! Well done, Martin.

  2. That’s some serious creative modeling Martin! Beautiful work and kudos for the originality, thumbs up!

  3. Very cool @naviatik. I'm not familiar with the original kit so it would be difficult to know what was added/kitbashed but regardless, you did a great job. I dig the color scheme. It seems that a ship like this isn't looking to hide. The patch panels covering old battle damage help to tell that story for me.

  4. Love it too, Martin!

  5. Wonderful build, Martin @naviatik
    Especially the camouflage scheme looks superb.

  6. Thank you, guys! 🙂

  7. Martin, I think it's awesome. The digital camo is particularly nice. Sci-fi and animae kits are so much fun.

  8. Excellent! I over the past year only built 1 "serious" model, love this!

  9. Weird and wonderful update on this model, Martin, I can’t help wondering what your Christmas dinner will look like.

  10. Weird and wonderful - in equal measure. Some real serious creativity on display with this one.

  11. Well, that's just cool, Martin (@naviatik). Your exquisite painting sells the whole idea.

  12. Wow Martin Dytrych (@naviatik), this is incredible. One of the best things I've seen in 2022. I really love the digital camo on it and then the pops of red. Man this is cool and you've given me a ton of inspiration. Thanks so much and again - amazing work.

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