The IJN Database at iModeler

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Tamiya N1K1 Kyofu / 'Rex', 'Japan's Purpose-Built Floatplane Fighter'

I've built a lot of clean models this year, and what better excuse to make a beaten up bird than a Japanese subject? I ordered this while waiting for some supplies for other projects to arrive and have had fun beating up this big 1/48 [...]

IJN submarine I-16 and supply ship Hayase

Hello guys this is a new 1/700 diorama. This is the IJN submarine I-16 restocking his Kaiten supplied by Hayase The I-16 comes from Pitroad with Tom’s modelworks photoetch, the Hayase and the Kaiten are by Five Star. Also the asian [...]

Eduard A6M2 Type 0, Model 21, 1/48. 'Saburō Sakai's Longest Mission'.

On August 7th 1942, Ace Pilot Saburō Sakai underwent his most legendary mission and would narrowly survive being shot in the head by the rear gunner of a Dauntless dive bomber. Escorting Japanese bombers to Guadalcanal, Sakai first [...]

IJN Komatsu G40 (1/48)

The G40 bulldozer was initialized by the Japanese Navy in the early 1940's. This is based on an agricultural tractor and was one of the first of its kind in Japan. The intended use was to make the construction of airfields faster and [...]

Zoukei-Mura Kyushu J7W1 Shinden, 1/48. The 'Magnificent Lightning'.

There are many aircraft out there that subscribe to the 'What If?' idea, but none I find as interesting as the Shinden. Ever since I discovered this machine as a kid it's been one of my favourites, so Zoukei Mura's offering of the aircraft [...]

Aichi M6A1 “Seiran” K6-15 日本海軍 (Tamiya 1/72)

Tamiya 1/72 excellent kit of this unique airplane. I tried to represent a prototype that was over painted after the Japanese lost they air superiority and the orange was too much of a target, if you know what I mean. The tail code is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]