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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 [...]

Hasegawa N1K2-J ‘George’, 1/48. The Violet Lightning.

Seeing certain aircraft sometimes brings back a memory, for me the N1K2 reminds me of playing Combat Flight Simulator 2 when I was 8 years old, I always thought of it as the 'fat Japanese plane with the big guns and the cool cockpit'. Several[...]

The Empire of Japan: Type 97 Chi-Ha tank with diorama (Dragon 1:35)

This is my entry to the Empire of Japan Group Build hosted by my dear friend Louis Gardner . @lgardner The build extended over about 9 months, not because the kit was so hard but rather because I could not free-up sufficient time to finish the b[...]

Ki-84 Hayate – Tamiya 1/48 (Original 1972 export boxing)

Last summer I was rearranging a stash shelf to make room for another kit I won’t live long enough to build when I found and opened a box of the 1972 Tamiya Ki-84 Hayate. It had been started so long ago I have no idea exactly when, saw a fair amo[...]

Yeah, I didn’t really paint that.

Yet another “to archive” kit (really, I have three projects that will be done pretty soon) from the past, the Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-43-II Hayabusa. This was my first Fine Molds kit. I had read good things about this company and decided to splurge o[...]

Hasegawa Ki-51 Sonia, 1/72

This is my submission for the Empire of Japan group build. OOB except that I added a couple of missing panel lines, and riveted the entire aircraft. As usual, I also added crew. Only issue I ended up with was the canopy didn't set totally down [...]

Japanese Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, Tamiya 1/48

One of the active Groups is Louis Gardners Empire of Japan Group Build. I am not going to give the full historic tour here - that is for the interested to go and research for themselves, but suffice to say that there was some German influence [...]

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[...]

Nakajima Ki84 Type 4 fighter Hayate (Frank). 1/32 scale Hasegawa kit with Eduard zoom set cockpit.

🇯🇵✈️ Nakajima Ki84 Type 4 fighter Hayate (Frank). 1/32 scale Hasegawa kit with Eduard zoom set cockpit. However I purchased the Montex super mask set I neither used that or the decals from the kit but made my own masking & painting. Great k[...]
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