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IJN Destroyer Yukikaze 1945, Tamiya 1/350

Today I would like to upload the IJN destroyer Yukikaze. This is my first 1/350 trial. I used the Tamiya kit as a base and Infini model detail up parts. IJN Yukikaze is famous as a ship that survived the fierce battles of the Pacific War, [...]

Pacific Island Photo Diorama

As some of you are aware, I recently got some background/bases from Coastal Kits. This company specializes in making "realistic" backgrounds which are intended to be used for photographs of scale models. With the backgrounds, you [...]

Tora Tora Tora!

This build took roughly a year to complete and features 3 Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft involved in the assault on Pearl Harbor. I discovered this kit from Hasegawa around the fall of 2022 and had a pretty rough time tracking it down. [...]

IJN Battleship Mikasa 1905, Hasegawa 1/700

Let me post another IJN ship, but it is much older than previous one. This is IJN battleship Mikasa, the flagship of Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905). She was designed and built by Vickers shipyard in the UK; therefore, it was technically a [...]

IJN Destroyer IKAZUCHI 1942 (Yamashita Hobby, 1/700)

Let me post a work of Japanese ship. Her name is Ikazuchi, which means simply "thunder" in a very traditional Japanese way. She was an IJN destroyer, the 23rd of the Fubuki class destroyers. The kit was provided by Yamashita [...]

Airfix Nakajima B5N2 Kate 1/72nd scale

Airfix Nakajima B5N2 Kate, 1/72nd scale. I have wanted to do this kit for a long time - this is the Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary edition. Painted with Ammo mig and AK interactive acrylics (i painted the white stripes on the fuselage and [...]

Too late...1/48 Mitsubishi A7M2 Type 11 Reppu "Sam", IJN

And my dad´s naval aviation theme continues. Fine Molds kit oob, only added Eduard PE seatbelts, EZ Line for the antenna wire and plastic rods for the upper wing landing gear indicators. Painted with AK Real Color IJN D1 Deep Green and AK [...]

Last of the Breed...1/48 Mitsubishi A6M8 Type 54, IJN

Next Zero by my dad. Hasegawa kit oob, added Eduard seatbelts and EZ Line for the antenna wire. Painted with Gunze H59 IJN Green and Tamiya XF-12 JN Grey. The yellow wing leading edges are painted. Build thread here (link) Last produced [...]

Surrender...1/48 Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 22, IJN/RNZAF

Besides all the US naval stuff by my dad, he decided to turn Japanese a bit. New Eduard kit, a bit over-engineered, lots of detail but also many small plastic and PE parts. Fuselage to wing fit had some tension and needed work. Engine [...]

Aichi B7A2 Ryusei Kai (Grace)Hasegawa 1/48

Here is my Aichi B7A2 Ryusei Kai ("Shooting Star") "Grace" torpedo bomber. The Grace was a late-war addition to the IJN's air arm and saw some limited action before the war ended. 105 production B7A2s were built at [...]