A happy New Year, everyone!! Thank you very much for your visiting and sent me emails last year. I’m wishing you happy modeling life.
Currently, I’m building the Master Box figure of the Imperial Japanese infantries. A box package picture is splendid.
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 the safe return of a going to the front person)]. The handwriting style flag is the very important accent of this kit.
I changed the 4 soldiers’ khaki military uniform delicately changed a hue. I think there are various fading colors as 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 almost the same as an imperial army from the middle of the war, I cannot say it’s completely mistaken.
At the time of WWII, Tarawa island is an 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, the fierce battle had been carried out between the Japanese Imperial Marines and the US Marines.
Japanese troops 4,800, US forces 35,000. The attacking side is the US Marines. It was a good fight, but the Japanese army was destroyed in vain. Japan side killed in action is said to be 4,713 people. US military is around 1,000. The killed percentage of the Japanese side is 98%, it’s really an abnormal incident.
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 a bayonet. The injured soldiers were given the grenades and chose self-determination. Almost all Japanese soldiers tend to be finally KIA.
I don’t want to write the end of the Japanese military anymore. It’s too miserable. The amount of resources U.S. forces focused on was dreadful.
A way of thinking about 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.
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.