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Banzai!…1/48 Nakajima B5N1 Type 97 Model 1 “Kate” Imperial Japanese Navy

#14/2020 After the Sonia, here´s my dad´s second contribution to the Empire of Japan group build. This time an early version of the Kate bomber in an unusual and rare camo scheme, operated by the 12th Flying Group over southern China in 1939. [...]

1/700 Fuyuzuki (Akizuki Type)

Aoshima 1/700 Yoizuki kit with the Five Star Fuyuzuki upgrade kit: The upgrade kit is essential for this build as the original kit is pretty basic. I also added aftermarket rope reels and built the wood base and acrylic case myself. For this bu[...]

Hasegawa J2M Raiden 雷電 Lightning Bolt “Jack”

This is Hasegawa’s classic Raiden kit from 1977. It is a good kit for its time, but suffers from basic cockpit detail and shallow wheelwells. I replaced both on my build and plunge-molded the sliding portion of the canopy. There is photograp[...]

Long range Kamikaze

Story is that near the end of war Japanese joined planes damaged in ground attacks and put simple bomb on nose, JATO rockets for take off and worn out engine for longer range. The base is laminate flooring, wall is styrodur, grass [...]

Yokosuka K5Y Akatombo 赤とんぼ (Red Dragonfly) “Willow”

The K5Y Akatombo was a primary trainer in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1933 through the end of the Pacific War. It was called Akatombo (Red Dragonfly) after a Japanese children’s poem of the time due to its bright overall orange[...]

1/350 IJN Akagi

Hello Everyone, It's been a while since my last article. I am still on hiatus on plastic modeling but I wanted to share this model. This is the Hasegawa 1/350 Akagi, with all the Hasegawa Akagi. Airbrushed with Mr.Color and Tamiya acrylics. Dec[...]

Fujimi Aichi B7A Ryusei 流星 “Grace”

The Aichi Ryusei (Allied reporting name “Grace”) was a Japanese carrier-based attack aircraft which was intended to serve as a torpedo-, dive-, and level-bomber aboard the Taiho and Shinano. Both ships were sunk before the Ryusei could be embar[...]

1/48 J2M3 Raiden from the Hasegawa kit

Hi all. This was number six for the year and the final one for 2019. The 1/48 Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden. I started this one almost two years ago however a disaster at the painting stage shelved it for almost 18 months. I picked it up about three wee[...]

1/700 Sinking of Hiryu

1/700 scale (Fujimi) On June 5, 1942, Japan's aircraft carrier Hiryu was struck and destroyed by an enterprise attack on Midway. Japanese Navy finally launched some of the carrier's boats and abandoned ship themselves around 09:00. Thirty-nine[...]

Brassed Off.

I've not posted much here lately, mostly because I've been stupidly busy at work (working 13 days out of each 14 due to a staff shortage), I did get this almost finished but it cast off and sailed away across the cutting mat before I could get i[...]