The Empire of Japan Channel at iModeler

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Eyes in the Sky…1/48 Mitsubishi Ki-15-I “Babs”, Imperial Japanese Army ” Tiger Squadron”

#21/2020 My dad´s next finished Imperial Japanese subject and fifth contribution to the Empire of Japan group build. After four combat aircraft, this time a recon plane. The very nice Fine Molds kit, fit is very good, except the one-piece canop[...]

Japanese Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, Tamiya 1/48

One of the active Groups is Louis Gardners Empire of Japan Group Build. I am not going to give the full historic tour here - that is for the interested to go and research for themselves, but suffice to say that there was some German influence [...]

Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden (震電, ”Magnificent Lightning”), No. 1 Aircraft, Aug. 1945, Hasegawa, 1/48

Hi everyone! This is my Hasegawa 1/48 Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden, finished as a part of the great Empire of Japan Group Build, here in iModeler. The Kyūshū J7W Shinden (震電, "Magnificent Lightning") was a World War II Japanese propeller-driven proto[...]

Tamiya 1/48 A6M2 Zeke

This is my second completion for the Empire of Japan group build. This Tamiya kit isn't too bad for how old it is. Minimal part count makes it a quick build. It does lack detail but makes a good kit for practice. I built it OOB just adding some [...]

Banzai!…1/48 Nakajima Ki-44-II Otsu Shoki ”Tojo” 40mm cannon, Imperial Japanese Army

#17/2020 The Empire of Japan group build entries continue. After an army and two navy subjects now another one from the army. Hasegawa kit oob, only added Eduard seatbelts, EZ line for the antenna wires and plastic rod pieces for the landing ge[...]

Empire of Japan Group Build. 1/48 Fine Molds Nakajima “Kikka” Jet

75 Years ago today this plane took it's very first flight. It took a very long time to get airborne, so several days later another flight was made............. or at least attempted. They had installed RATO pods under the wings in an effort [...]

Banzai!…1/48 Yokosuka (Kugisho) D4Y1 Model 11 Suisei “Judy” Imperial Japanese Navy

#16/2020 My dad´s next contribution to the Empire of Japan GB. As far as I´ve read the Judy was Fine Molds first 1/48 release, dating back to 1993. So there are some fit issues. As you can see on the pics, the inner landing gear doors have atta[...]

EofJ GB 1/72 Fujimi Aichi B7A2 Ryusei Kai (Grace)

This is the Fujimi Kit C-34 Aichi B7A2 Grace, built as part of the Empire of Japan GB. Straight OOB build using kit decals and Tamiya acrylics for the outer surfaces with a home mixes ‘satin’ clear coat. Within the last couple of months, I only [...]

Nichimo 1/48 Aichi E13A1b ”Jake” (零式水上偵察機)

Hi everyone! This is my Nichimo 1/48 Aichi E13A1b ”Jake”, built as part of the Empire of Japan GB. The Aichi E13A (Allied reporting name: “Jake”) was a long-range reconnaissance seaplane used by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) from 1941 to 19[...]

1/48 Fine Molds Mitsubishi Ka-14

This is my first group build for The Empire of Japan. I’m a big fan of Japanese aircraft so I thought I should join the group. I love the animation “The Wind Rises” and I didn’t know about this plane till I saw the movie. The plane was desig[...]