It is a fighter pilot of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Standing posture wearing a life jacket on flight clothes. It is a kit that you can feel free to build and paint. It is not so complicated pose to paint, it is recommended for beginners. I put out my hand on a big scale because the figure painting does not get well easily.
The parts are small and big! The back side is hollow and looks like a monaka (bean‐jam‐filled wafers of Japanese confectionery).
All parts are like this.
Assembly is instantaneously completed.
Because it is a brush paint as before, I blew a surfacer.
Hey Hey, I had a bad feeling… Please laugh.
By the way, the pose of the box art of this kit, Japan ace pilot, a picture posing by Mr. Saburo Sakai. Although the face of the actual kit is different from this photo. Mr. Saburo Sakai is awesome, it was 28 aircraft in the official record, actually more shots down maybe. Because it is a craftsman temperament and not an air fight by a team, I have read the story that his evaluation from colleagues was not so good, but it is still a pilot with a sense of skill. It is amazing, even just fought until the end of the WWII to be active from the China Incident.
The saber is shiny black and gold, the handle part was dark brown. The mold is fine when it comes to 1/16 scale.
The decal is an ordinary seal, Tamiya said it is a sticker, so the cut of the insignia will become white. I had retouched with a brush for the time being. Absolutely water transfer decal is easier to handle.
Although this seal is smooth on the surface and it is not likely to deteriorate, I coated it with matte clear.
I put the pit multi at the end of the sword and temporarily fasten it with the right hand. The clear decorations are included in the kit, adhesion with the soles temporarily fastened with pit multi.
It looks the goggles were just on the cap. Well, let’s say that the string of the goggle is made of the same material as the pilot cap and difficult to distinguish.
I tried to build 1/16 as a practice for face painting of 1/35 figure. But as long as the scale is different, it is a different thing at all. The 1/16 scale is easy to paint and enjoyable. The painting of the face is comparatively good.