The Empire of Japan Group Build Database at iModeler

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Empire of Japan Group BuildMitsubishi J2M3 Raiden, Tamiya 1/48

This started out as a Shelf of Doom build for my local model club as a way of jump starting some projects that had languished for too long. My original SOD is still in the box. This model was started by a unnamed modeler who was getting [...]

Fine Molds Kawasaki Ki-10The Sequel

I’ve already sung the praises of this kit in a previous article, so I won’t say more than “buy this kit,” this time around. My earlier build was one of my first kits completed after a long sabbatical, and I wanted to see how I [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2 Zero

The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" was a long-range carrier-based fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. Combining excellent maneuverability and very long range, it is considered to have been the most [...]

Italeri 1/72 FIAT BR.20 ”Cicogna”, I-Type (私はタイプする), IJAA, 12th Sentai, China 1939

Hi everyone! This is my Italeri1/72 FIAT BR.20 "Cicogna" finisehd as a Japanese bird. The BR.20 Cicogna (stork) was a low-wing twin-engine medium bomber that was developed and manufactured by Italian aircraft company Fiat [...]

Zoukei-Mura Kyushu J7W1 Shinden, 1/48. The 'Magnificent Lightning'.

There are many aircraft out there that subscribe to the 'What If?' idea, but none I find as interesting as the Shinden. Ever since I discovered this machine as a kid it's been one of my favourites, so Zoukei Mura's offering of the aircraft [...]

1/72 Ki-46 II Dinah EofJ GB

This is the LS kit Kit No. A-301:300 from 1980 ( Arii & MicroAce), Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Type 100 Commandant Reconnaissance Aircraft -or- simply known as Dinah. Built as part of the Empire of Japan GB, this was straight OOB build using [...]

Mitsubishi Ka-14 - Fine Molds 1/48Empire of Japan

Here's my latest project: the Fine Molds 1/48 Mitsubishi Ka-14. As others have already noted, this is a jewel of a kit. I'm actually a bit stunned by how quickly this one went together for me. From arrival in the post to completion was [...]

EofJ Inspired 1/72 Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan (Jill)Fujimi 72012 D-1

Inspired by the Empire of Japan GB, I started this kit sometime in the spring but quickly ran out of steam. Although the kit went together easily and has great scribed lines, I wasn't too happy with the front engine cowling mount and the [...]

1/72 Special Hobby Tachikawa Ki-54 Hickory

I am always looking for something a little different to build, and I was pleased when Special Hobby recently released this new model. The new Special Hobby kits have a very good reputation, so I was eager to build this plane for the [...]

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

This model represents one of the unarmed prototypes for the Mitsubishi J8M/Ki-200 Shusui (Sword Stroke). It was captured post war by the Americans and is the only surviving complete airframe and resides at the Planes of Fame museum in [...]