WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA It is a Japanese army infantry set of Tamiya. Ancient kit… The soul of the Japanese from the days of the ancient times. The item number is 90. There is a stamp of 1976 on the runner parts. In the meantime, I just made a truck of the IJA so make figures and arrange them next to it. It is a very old kit so I wonder if I can make this well.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA There are explanations of insignia and equipment illustrations, they deepen our understanding of the Japanese army.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA As two caps with cover are included, you can exchange them with your helmet soldier as you like.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYABoth of these figures are connected to the neck and face and become one part. It is hard to change the head, there is not a good quality head of Asian people so I will try to cover it somehow by painting.
(02-October-2018)

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA A commander with a military sword. Only the pistol is armed.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYAIf you wear them the caps with sunshade cover on these heads, attach the helmet to the back.
(04-October-2018)

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA The illustration shows well the color of the Imperial Army’s accessories.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA There is also a graphic sample of equipment. I took a picture for reference as I’ll throw away the box after assembly.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA I painted undercoating with Creos khaki. I think that this khaki does not match the uniform of Japanese soldiers. However, if it blows instead of a surfacer because it is matte, it will be easy to paint with brush paint later.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA Lightly paint skin color with Tamiya’s flat fresh.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA Vallejo’s Japan uniform color, etc. I’m painting variously.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYASince painting of the face is difficult, painting is roughly completed from the neck down. A soldier holding a rifle, this time I tried to make a rifle strap with a small piece of paper impregnated with instant adhesive. The hardness comes out on paper, making it easier to handle.
(06-October-2018)

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA Well, Tamiya ‘s Japanese soldier figures have been completed. Probably it is a soldier on the Southern Front. Since it ranges from Burma to the Philippines, Indonesia, Guadalcanal Island and so on, it is a soldier who is in the tropical zone anyway.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA It’s hard to see the insignia in detail, this one is a lieutenant or lieutenant officer, corporal, first class private and private. I used a decal attached to the kit of the Fine Molds.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA There are various color tones of summer shirts of IJA, it seems to be almost whitish beige or deck tan or buff. The military uniform of the Imperial Army is difficult. Regarding the color of this shirt, it was written in the Tamiya box that it will mix buff and green. Since the mixing ratio is not written, it is probably the favorite for each modeler. If I think about the uniform colors, the dark yellow of the German Afrika Korps and the field gray of the German army are all different shades.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA The 38 type infantry rifle was used during the Greater East Asia War in the IJA and its caliber is 6.5 mm in diameter and 5 shots. In general, one soldier carried a total of 120 shots, two ammunition pouch with 30 entries in front and one ammo pouch of 60 shots behind.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA He is a soldier to assault with the 38 type infantry rifle with a bayonet.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA The helmet has a star, and I painted the star with a thin brass color.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA The charge pose of this figure is dynamic and it is the most favorite.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA Soldiers with Type 89 grenade discharger are equipped with two ammunition sacs that are 4 rounds around the waist. The grenade dischargers caliber is 50 mm and the weight is 4.7 kg.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA Type 89 grenade discharger was useful as a supporting weapon in jungles and deep forests where cannons cannot be pulled. However, there was no sighting device, the shooter had to rely on the intuition and the shooting precision was not very good. The current grenade launcher seems to be much better. Frequent accidents occurred when the ammunition exploded in the cylinder at the time of the shooting, and the reliability as a weapon was low.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA The photo is out of focus. Battlefield photographer style?

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA I have heard a story that a US soldier who captured this weapon tried to fix it on the knee and shoot it and got seriously injured. Originally it is the right way to stand on the ground and tilt and shoot.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA I tried combining these soldiers with a truck, with the image of fighting when the transport truck was attacked.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA I did not fix it on the table, I pinched it with a clip and painted it. As you can see, painting after fixing it to the base one by one is less troubling. I felt the necessity of fixation every time I tried to draw small details.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYA There are a lot of dynamic poses and the balance is bad, some figures are installed the metal wires in the feet and bases.

WWII JAPANESE ARMY INFANTRY 1/35 TAMIYAWhen I read Burma war chronicle, the image got bigger and I took many photos. I suppose this feeling is important for building motivation.
(08-October-2018)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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