It is a rare Imperial Japanese Army truck plastic model in a 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 be much different from the soft skin, but anyway, the truck building is the first. It’s a maniac kit.
The 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?
I 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.
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.
Type 94 6-Wheeled Truck was used in various front lines from the Nomonhan incident in 1939 until the end of 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.
It seems that Japan in this period was still 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 not have a driving license. The situation is quite different from our generation considering that we got a driving license at the age of 18.
There will be many people who have heard the name of Shumshu Island if you are interested in the history of 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.
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.
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.
This kit is very easy to assemble as parts are good adjusting and the number of parts is not so many. I think it’s more demand for the scenery modeler than the single modeler. Or it is suitable for core military truck mania.
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.