The IJN Channel at iModeler

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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 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[...]