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Nichimo model kits

Salvage of a wrecked submarine

This Nichimo 1/200 I-19 Japanese Submarine was a Christmas gift to me from my parents in about 1977 , or so. Over the years it’s gotten a little “ war weary”, dusty, and beat up looking. I was considering finally throwing it [...]

Nichimo 1/48 B5N2 Kate

The B5N "Kate" was designed by a team led by Katsuji Nakamura in response to a 1935 specification by the Navy for a torpedo bomber to replace the Yokosuka B4Y. The first prototype flew in January 1937 and was ordered into [...]

Nichimo 1/48 Kawasaki Ki45Kai Tei Toryu (屠龍) “Shinten Seiku Tai”

Hi everyone! This is my Nichimo 1/48 Ki45 Toryu, built as a part of the Empire Of Japan Group Build. Indeed, it is a part of the Ki45 mini group ”Build em if ya got em”, within the Empire of Japan Group. The Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu [...]

Nichimo 1:48 Spitfire Mk.IX(?)

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 [...]

Nichimo 1/48 Aichi E13A1b ”Jake” (零式水上偵察機)

Hi everyone! 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) [...]

Banzai!…1/48 Mitsubishi Ki-51 Type 99 “Sonia” Imperial Japanese Army , Empire of Japan Group Build

12/2020 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 [...]

Tackhikawa Ki-9, Type 95-1 Japanese Army, 1945 Korea, Empire of Japan. 1/48 Nichimo.

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, [...]

Heavily Weathered KI-43-I Hayabusa

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...

Scout 4 is Late!

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 [...]

Nichimo 1:48 Scale, Nakajima Ki-431c, “Hayabusa” (Oscar)

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 [...]