It is the Imperial Japanese Army tank soldier. I began to build a tank soldier, I would like to make some Japanese tanks near future. I have two sets of IJA tank crew kits of Fine Molds, this time I prefer to choose set #2.
This figure, clearly speaking, all figure’s height is very short. Probably it is about 160 cm. All the Japanese people of the time of the Great East Asian War are small, it might be a small size based on considering it.
The expression of the heads looks Japanese. I decided to replace it with the head of another company’s cool face this time. I think this head is also very good, original molds of these figures made by Mr. Yoshitaka Hirano. Let’s keep it in mind. Let’s keep it for the time of use someday.
It is before painting. I used the headset of Mr. Take’s molded that I had purchased some sets several years ago. It is a handsome expression. Previously, I liked the head attached to the 1/32 Raiden of Hasegawa, that was the same sculpture head and I like it. Although I was afraid of being out of stock and purchased several sets at the time, it is still being supplied stably, different from Vision Models IJA Type 97 Chi-Ha caterpillar.
According to the description of the Finemolds, the clothing of the Imperial Army’s tank soldiers has generally used work clothes in consideration for ease of movement and maintenance. They also used cotton work gloves to maneuver and combat. In this building process, I painted all as bare hands.
Processing the base of the neck was difficult. There was not much effect of replacing the head, it’s a little bit sorry. I like the color of the military uniform. Although the only tank crew displayed are not bad either, try to arrange them with an IJA tank. I think several imperial tank kits are in my stockpiles…
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.