This started as serious build, but when I put the plastic up against scale plans, absolutely nothing lined up and I wasn't sure what Mark it was. Usually I'm not a rivet counter, but it was the rivets that threw me off. Bazillions of over-scale [...]
This is my Nichimo 1/48 Aichi E13A1b ”Jake”, built as part of the Empire of Japan GB.
The Aichi E13A (Allied reporting name: “Jake”) was a long-range reconnaissance seaplane used by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) from 1941 to 19[...]
After a bunch of German stuff this year it´s time to move to another Axis Power. And it did fit perfectly for the Empire of Japan group build.
Nichimo kit, first released in 1975, detail is nice and fit is good, only the canopy didn´t [...]
This is Nichimo's 1/48 Ki-9 Spruce training aircraft. I tried to replicate the aircraft in photos that my father took while with the occupation forces in Korea at the end of WW 2. The aircraft had their rear cockpit covered over, probably to c[...]
This 1/48 kit has been around for quite some time,and,after getting an old one,I knew it was time to build it and test some techniques...
Finally, here is my take on an Aichi E13A floatplane better known as a Jake, and ‘Scout 4’, that catapulted from the Japanese cruiser Tone, during The Battle of Midway, on the morning of June 4th 1942, and much like its reasonably famous subject[...]
Another "Oldie but Goodie", Nichimo's "Oscar" is one of the best, if not THE best model of this important Japanese fighter, in any scale. But that's my opinion.
Model went together beautifully, with very little needed attention to seams. It w[...]
Well, it's finally finished....except for the aerial, which I'll add tomorrow, because I'm tired and I'd just screw something up right now.
I used two detail sets by Lone Star Models, one for the cockpits, and the other for the wheel wells. Th[...]
Here's another kit that's moving along towards completion. Again, a few update photos. Kit itself is going together well. All the fun has been getting all these interior detail sets to fit. Ugh. However they look okay after the fact.
It's been awhile since I lasted posted anything on here.
This is a project I have been kicking around for a long time, and finally decided to jump off the fence and get busy.
Most of my glue sniffing buddies have either built[...]