The Japanese Channel at iModeler

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Tamiya Ki-61 with ‘that’ colour scheme

This was a quick build of Tamiya's beautifully engineered Ki-61-Id Hien kit in 1/48 scale which I bought on a work trip to Tokyo years ago and have only just got around to building now that lockdowns are over and I can access my workshop again! [...]

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[...]

Empire of Japan Group Build. 1/48 Fine Molds Nakajima “Kikka” Jet

75 Years ago today this plane took it's very first flight. It took a very long time to get airborne, so several days later another flight was made............. or at least attempted. They had installed RATO pods under the wings in an effort [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-15 Babs

When this kit was announced I was very pleased - not only is it a subject I have been wanting in 1/48 scale, but it was being made by one of my favorite manufacturers! Fine Molds has a small catalog, and they are definitely a niche player, but [...]

Type 4 “Ho-Ro”, FineMolds, 1/35

Greetings to all forum members. This is the last model I was able to finish in the last few weeks. The Japanese self-propelled 150 mm Type 4 "Ho-Ro" howitzer was built in small quantities (approximately 12 units). It saw action in the Philippin[...]

“Wings of the Emperor”…or “The Empire of Japan” another thought for an upcoming Group Build

In addition to the "Korea the Forgotten War" group build that will last during the exact time frame as the war did, (only 70 years later), here's another one I was thinking about. This Group Build would be called "Wings of the Emperor", or "The[...]

Hairspray chipping Tamiyas 1973 Raiden

Enamel wash, oil wash, salt chipping and now hairspray. I've tried to do something different with each of my four last builds, firstly to learn, secondly to keep my modelling interesting and thirdly to keep challenging myself. I looked at a fe[...]

Aichi D3A1 “Val” Pearl Harbour Hasegawa 1/48

Recently finished Hasegawa kit,with Hinomaru´s and fuselage stripes hand painted...hope you like it!