I made it in parallel with the Tiger Tank which I posted separately. I built it from May 2008 to August 2008.
It is Japanese Imperial Army light armored car Type 94.
There are not so many parts, only making for a moment after I came back from office, assemble was completed only 2-3 days.
The exhaust tube cover photo-etched part was shaped pleasantly to use the attachment jig.
The shape of slacking was difficult since the caterpillar was made of the rubber belt. I made them slacken a little by using the instant adhesive for the point. The left side is more natural slacking than the right.
Now I’m making Japanese tank crew. It’s from another Finemolds tank kit.
Compare to the Tiger I that now I’m also making. You can see the Japanese armored car is very small.
I used the masking liquid to the place remain yellow line.
There is no atmosphere of the Imperial Army tank. Paint in dark green, red brown, and yellow ocher, but I should have adjusted more to match Japanese tank color. Maybe one more color I should have used.
Painting to use masking liquid was a failure. First of all, the adhesive power of this liquid is strong and it took much time to peel all the remaining liquid clearly. I could not remove all masking liquid, especially near complex area.
And in the real tank painting process, the yellow line paint was last I suppose. But this process, yellow line was painted first and the border of the different color was unnatural looking.
Light armored car “Type 94 TK” was developed from the base concept of British Carden-Loyd tankettes. About 840 cars were produced from 1933 to 1940. At first, this might have been a reliable war machine.
Marking was the commander car of the second independent light armored car company of the Chinese front in 1937 as in the manual.
I suppose it’s better to draw the yellow lines more, but it’s tiny tank and not so much space to draw them.
This tank needed two crews. It was a problem that the combat efficiency fell when one person was injured while a combat.
Too close and the photo quality is not good. I wrote the collar badge of this commander. It is the first time to write the insignia of the Japanese army. I imaged about the second lieutenant or the lieutenant. Mold of this face looks like Japanese.
All OVMs were painted in khaki from the instruction manual. I painted the shovel and the jack in khaki. I think the exhaust tube cover photo-etched parts are good effect of precision increasing…..
I think the exhaust tube cover photo-etched parts are good effect of precision increasing…..
To understand actual size, I put this car on my cellular phone.
The star has adhered on the front. The mark of Mt. Fuji was from the Fujita forces. Since this model is easily built so I can recommend it everybody.