IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS It is a rare Imperial Japanese Army truck plastic model in 1/35 scale kit. I have made some Japanese tanks. This is the first Imperial Army soft skin vehicle. Well, the light armored car of the Japanese army maybe not much different from the soft skin, but anyway, the truck building is the first. It’s a maniac kit.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS It is a standard building from the chassis.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS I am relieved that I can make the six wheels tightly to touch the ground.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS Painting in the car is needed somewhere on the way. I will be able to do a little more assembly.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDSThe loading platform will later adhere tightly to the chassis, I have finished assembling so far. Let’s do the first painting soon.
(23-September-2018)

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS The driver’s seat was almost painted in khaki. Meters are decals.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS There is no glass on both side doors. Because the mist of the airbrush blew in, I also masked the glass surface and nothing areas.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS Front and side of the bonnet molds are excellent.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDSThe underside of the truck has also been finely reproduced. I cannot see the bottom, so I don’t think to have to put much energy. When you’d like to show the truck overturned in a diorama, such part is important, isn’t it?
(25-September-2018)

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS The Creos IJA khaki color is a slightly brighter than the dark earth. These both of them are the similar color.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS The tires were painted by Vallejo German Gray with adjusting tone. I’ve finished pasting the decal.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDSI was looking for something loading things. I used drums as same as in the past. It is also painted in khaki. However, it was slightly different from the base color of the vehicle.
(28-September-2018)

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA Type 94 6-Wheeled Truck Hardtop was completed. It is a kit of the Imperial Japanese Army truck which Fine Mold first released. Until now, no one has released any IJA trucks of 1/35 scale other than Fine-Molds.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS Type 94 6-Wheeled Truck was used in various front lines from the Nomonhan incident in 1939 until the end of the WWII. It is said that the total number of production is 25,000. Considering the largest of the territory occupied by the Empire of Japan, I think that tens of thousands of trucks are not enough to supply. However, this is not the only truck, like the German army, they probably used a horse-drawn carriage heavily.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS It seems that Japan in this period was still in an undeveloped country regarding the automobile and the number of private tracks was also small. Also in this kit’s commentary, driving a car was like a special skill in Japan, and it’s not usual, even an airplane pilot, there were many pilots who have not a driving license. The situation is quite different from our generation considering that we got a driving license at the age of 18.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS Compared to overseas trucks, it seems that it is still small and does not have such transportation power. It would be difficult to mass produce large and heavy-duty trucks.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS There is no glass of the door and blow-by. Really? I wonder it’ cold in Manchuria. Shumshu island is also cold in winter as well.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS There will be many people who have heard the name of the Shumshu Island if you are interested in the history of the WWII. Just below the tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula when you check the location on the map, it is very far from Tokyo. It is a way of writing like a Japanese territory, but it was the former Japanese territory.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS The marking is a vehicle of the 11th tank regiment in the Shumshu island the in 1945. However, I pasted the Japanese flag on my own preference.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS An expression that drum rust is left a bit on the truck bed.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS I got lost on the finish of the windshield but decided to decorate lightly after weathering. When it is too beautiful, I think that there is a slight incongruity in the case of AFV.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS At first, I was building to image the southern Burma Front. Since the marking is the 11th tank regiment, it was Shumshu Island at the end of the war, my image of the battlefield is the great prairie of Manchuria County. Weathering is a slightly dry situation.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS I noticed that I had forgotten to peel off the rear window masking tape now. I hurriedly peeled off and took a picture. I think whether the track of a beautiful window is also good, but I wonder if the balance with weathering is bad. Well, even if I made a fighter aircraft with weathering paint and still I like the canopy shiny, it’s the feeling of that time in the end.

IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDS IJA TYPE 94 6-WHEELED TRUCK HARD TOP 1/35 FINEMOLDSThis kit is very easy to assemble as parts are good adjusting and the number of parts is not so many. I think it’s demand for the scenery modeler than the single modeler. Or it is suitable for core military truck mania.
(30-September-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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