The Empire of Japan Channel at iModeler

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Aquatic Guns in the Sky…1/48 Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 “Rufe”, Imperial Japanese Navy

#5/2021 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 Aircraft of Takuma [...]

Nichimo 1/48 Kawasaki Ki45Kai Tei Toryu (屠龍) “Shinten Seiku Tai”

Hi everyone! This is my Nichimo 1/48 Ki45 Toryu, built as a part of the Empire Of Japan Group Build. Indeed, it is a part of the Ki45 mini group ”Build em if ya got em”, within the Empire of Japan Group. The Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (屠龍, "Dragon[...]

Empire of Japan Group Build, 1/32 Hasegawa Ki-44-II Hei, Shoki “Tojo” of the 246th “Flight Regiment”

This is a plane that I recently finished up. It was built as part of our "Empire of Japan" group build. This build was started after a small cleaning accident occurred. I keep most of my stash model kits stored on wire rack shelves. I put [...]

Takanos last flight: Ki-84 Hayate, 57th Shinbu Tai

"The day of my sortie finally has come...." Thus begins the touching last letter of 19-year-old Megumu Takanos, which he is writing to his parents on the day of his suicide mission. It is the morning of 25 May 1945 and Corporal Takano will die d[...]

Raijin’s flashes: Ki-84 Hayate, 182nd Shinbu Tai

At the beginning of this article I will take the liberty of going back a little and of placing this model of a Ki-84 Hayate in my personal modelling biography. Around 2005 the latent modelling virus, which had been latent since my youth, caught [...]

Banzai!…1/48 Nakajima Ki-27b Type 97 “Nate”, Imperial Japanese Army

#24/2020 And my dad has finished his next, and for now last, IJ subject. This time the old Hasegawa ex-Mania Nate. The kit isn´t bad, regarding it dates back to 1977. This is a limited edition from around 2005. Decals tended to tear and float a[...]

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 [...]