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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1/48 Tamiya A6M3 Model 32 Hamp

I think this is my fourth build for The Empire of Japan Group. Nice kit for being so old but it does lack the detail of the newer kits. I decided to do the field applied paint scheme to change it up a bit and it was a lot of fun. Painted [...]

Tamiya 1/48 A6M3 Model 22a Zero

Just completed the superlative Tamiya Zero. it is a much more complex kit than I am used to building, but it went together without a hitch. this was my first attempt with multilayer chipping, and I have learned some lessons that I will [...]

1/48 Hasegawa Ki-100 - I ko

Here is my build of the Hasegawa Ki-100_1 ko that I completed late last summer. there were some issues with the fit of the gun troughs and front cowl ring, but nothing that couldn't be solved be slight shimming and lots of dry fitting. [...]

Empire of Japan Group Build has been extended !

I have been corresponding with some who have projects underway where there was a concern about not making the April 3rd deadline. So I have decided to just remove the deadline altogether. This will remain open for us to use as we have [...]

Aquatic Guns in the Sky...1/48 Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 "Rufe", Imperial Japanese Navy

My dad´s latest completion and final? addition to the Empire of Japan GB. Hasegawa kit, painted with AK Real Color IJN Amber Grey and IJN Green Black, EZ Line for antenna and Eduard seatbelts. Build thread here (link) Aircraft of Takuma [...]