The IJN Channel at iModeler

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Tamiya A6M5c Zero 52c

Presented for iModeler colleagues and friends, the Tamiya A6M5c Zero from 1983. Though the model is old, it is still quite good, in my opinion. After doing my N1K1 Shiden, I had an urge to do its contemporary, the late-war version of the famo[...]

Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden by Otaki

The Kawanishi N1K1/2 was numerically, the second most important fighter of the Imperial Japanese Navy, behind only the Mitsubishi A6M. 1435 were produced, representing just under 10% of all IJN fighters. For Japan as a whole, only the A6M, Ki-4[...]

Tamiya A6M5, 1/48. The Eternal Zero.

The most iconic Japanese aircraft is easily the Mitsubishi A6M, and Tamiya's most recent tooling from 2008 absolutely does justice to such a plane. Before going any further this kit can be summed up as 'absolutely recommended', or 'one of the [...]

IJN No.101-class landing ship 1/350 Pit-Road.

After 1 1/2 months, +200 parts, and 50 hours of work, finished LST, good model… Many improvements added…25 mm singles gun from veteran models..25mm triple gun..from flyhawk models, Plastruct styrene sheet, Rod, strip, Generic PE from Flyhawk Mod[...]

Learning to Fight…1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2-K, Imperial Japanese Navy

Built in 2018. Hasegawa kit, Fine Molds seat belts, EZ Line for antenna wire, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used, selfmixed orange-yellow. Model depicts a 21st Kokusho, Tsukuba Naval Flying Group aircraft in 1944.

Japanese Navy Destroyer Kagero – Tamiya 1/350

Hello everyone, this is my first attempt at building a ship model. I finished it March 2020. I didn't do any rigging or weathering on this one, maybe next time. I only used the kit's parts which did not include any railings. Even for 1/350 scale[...]

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 [...]

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 [...]