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.
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 WWII to be active from the China Incident.
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.
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.
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.