IMPERIAL JAPANESE MARINES IN TARAWA MASTER BOX 1/35

Box package of Japanese Imperial Marines in Tarawa Master Box 1/35

A happy New Year, everyone!! Thank you very much for your visiting and sent me mails last year. I’m wishing your happy modeling life.
Currently I’m building the Master Box figure of the Imperial Japanese infantries. A box picture is splendid.

all parts of Japanese Imperial Marines in Tarawa Master Box 1/35

This kit includes 6 decals of “Shusseiki” [going to the front flag (the flag on which a going to the front person is congratulated, and the flag which wishes safe return of a going to the front person)]. The hand writing style flag is the very important accent of this kit.

powerful facial expression, Japanese infantry

It is a very powerful facial expression. Looks like Japanese. The expression of the figure is rich and I admired that the injection kit has this quality.

the soldier who receives shooting

It is the soldier who receives shooting, and leans back.

very careful molding Master Box figure

I can have a good feeling by very careful molding. I want to make it with a soul.

Japanese Marines

This kit was released in 2008? When it’s being made earlier, the world is filled with countless plastic model, but encounters with each kit is what I want to cherish.
(01-January-2016)

The officer is a pose of the charges with a saber.

The officer is a pose of the charges with a saber.

The officer charges with a saber. 1/35fixing the figure to the wood tips.

It is the preparations for painting and the fixing a form of their weapons.

strap of rifles

I attached the strap to their rifles.
(28-January-2016)

oil painting Japanese figure

I changed the 4 soldiers khaki military uniform delicately changed a hue. I think there are various fading colors as the khaki brown, khaki green, etc.
As for the military uniform of Japanese Imperial Marines, a little greenish seemed to be appropriate. However, since a military uniform had changed to the almost same as an imperial army from the middle of the war, I cannot say it’s completely mistake.

I have lost the part of sable.

I have lost the part of sable. I lost the sable, which can be called the soul of the Imperial Army, it’s really unfortunate. I have to make it by myself.

I made the sable parts by myself from the shell box parts.

I choose the part of the shell box of the German army. And cutting it out like this photo.

The Sable was cut roughly.

The Sable was cut roughly. Try to taper a bit more? The guard of the sable is also troublesome.

two “Shusseiki”

I’ll use two “Shusseiki”. These tissue paper sheets were infiltrated, after it’s dry, I’ll attach the decals.
(01-February-2016)

Japanese Imperial Marines

Tarawa is the capital of the Republic of Kiribati now. Quite a distance from Guadalcanal, Guam and Rabaul.

Tarawa is the capital of the Republic of Kiribati now.

At the time of the WWII, Tarawa island is the important strategic point as its located between Hawaii and Fiji. It is a small island in the Central Pacific. From the 20th to 23rd November 1943, fierce battle had been carried out between the Japanese Imperial Marines and the US Marines.

Japanese Imperial Marines in Tarawa

Japanese troops 4,800, US forces 35,000. Attacking side is the US Marines. It was a good fight, but Japanese army was destroyed in vain. Japan side killed in action is said to be 4,713 people. US military is around 1,000. Killed percentage of the Japanese side is 98%, it’s really an abnormal incident.

Japanese Imperial Marines in Tarawa

A local unit of the Japanese military was ordered that they should choose death rather than be a prisoner. So even if they had no ammunition and food, they dared to charge only with bayonet. The injured soldiers were given the grenades and chose the self-determination. Almost Japanese soldiers tend to be finally KIA.

Japanese infantry figure 1/35

The US Army cleaned up the Japanese military thoroughly not to avoid getting caught in the berserk banzai charges.

Japanese infantry figure holding his rifle 1/35

I don’t want to write the end of the Japanese military any more. It’s too miserable. The amount of resources U.S. forces focused was dreadful.
A way of thinking about a war is different completing each other, I could understand the westerners had a brainwave of the movie “Planet of the Apes” from Imperial Japanese Forces.

Japanese soldier charges

He charges with his rifle, tied the flag.

The officer does not have a firearm except his pistol.

The officer does not have a firearm except his pistol. He is with his sabre.

Imperial Marine insignia seems to be dark-green and gold line.

Although I wanted to draw a red badge, Imperial Marine insignia seems to be dark-green and gold line.

The strongly looking was increased with the glaring edge.attacking Japanese officer in Tarawa

The strongly looking was increased with the glaring edge.

attacking Japanese officer in Tarawamilitary figure in Khaki uniformrunning infantry

Master box figures face mold is sharp and is easy to paint.

running Japanese infantry

I think four of them have Asian looks.

Military figure in oil painting Japanese Imperial Army infantry

It is very interesting when I make the pose with the movement.

Japanese Imperial Army infantry This kit includes 6 decals of “Shusseiki” [going to the front flag (the flag on which a going to the front person is congratulated, and the flag which wishes safe return of a going to the front person)].

The Japanese soldier who receives shooting, and leans back. I seemed to catch it on a chest.

Japanese flag

I gave this soldier a flag and became the characteristic figure.

Japanese flag tied at the ryfle Japanese Imperial Army infantry figure

I think that the backside is probably plain white with a little faded.

Japanese flag tied at the ryfle

This expression seems to be very painful. I think this kit sculpter is very good.

Japanese Imperial Marines in Tarawa Master Box 1/35 build and painting to finish

I drew a star on some helmets and anchor mark on the garrison cap (I think that it is the mark of the naval brigade).

Japanese Imperial Marines Japanese Imperial Marines in Tarawa Master Box 1/35 build and painting to finish Master Box 1/35 military figure Master Box 1/35 military figure

Of course I do not think only this time, but want to show respect for every fallen soldier on both sides.
(02-February-2016)

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.

2 Replies to “IMPERIAL JAPANESE MARINES IN TARAWA MASTER BOX 1/35”

    1. Thank you very much!! I think the Military figure is a difficult category among the tanks, airplanes, battleships, figures. I have difficulty because I do not have an artistic sense. The face is the most important, isn’t it? I am glad you visit here every now and then.

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