It is Seiran, an attack aircraft carrier in a submarine. It was completed in September 2015.
I assembled two floats earlier to check whether they got on the dolly properly. I set up a weight in one of the floats to keep a balance to prevent overturning. This airplane looks balance behind very much. It is 800 kg bomb standing to the left.
Oh, What a coincidence! When I uploaded this Seiran in this HP, the next day I heard a news that I-400 class submarine sinking in Nagasaki offing was found. Because 70 years pass, I think this ship has intense corrosion and worthless, if a condition is good, it is good information. The I-400 was the mother ship of Seiran, and the airplane wings were folded and 3 planes were stored like this Tamiya’s leaflet. I wonder the pilot’s feeling of living in a submarine…
Such a detailed commentary is written on an assembling manual of Tamiya. It is splendid. It helps our motivation for building well.
Maybe I could paint like the pilot of IJN somehow.
Recently, even a Japanese could not answer the day of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I suppose the history education should be taught from after the Meiji Restoration to the postwar period first and the last is four major civilization if there’s no time to teach all programs. By the way, Hiroshima is on August 6, 1945, and Nagasaki is on August 9, 1945.
The cockpit color was designated as XF-22 RLM gray in TAMIYA Color, I would like to paint by lacquer Mr. Color, so the Japanese Navy fighter cockpit color of number 126 (Mitsubishi Planes) was mixed with RLM02 gray with number 60 about half-and-half for now.
The propeller canopy is available from two kinds with a point being round and the sharp. I didn’t know about it so well anyway, I chose the sharp one. My impression of the body is very slim and smart, it is considered stylish.
I use the glue named Pitmult-2, this is the water solubility and can be stuck and peeled off, for gluing the canopy and the body. Honestly speaking, I didn’t like it. It was poured the liquid-like thinned with water at the adhesive point. I had trouble around the canopy was sticky and clear windows were tainted, usual plastic glue is better for me.
It is a painting, the bottom and float bottom fuselage will be inking without especially fading effect. The dark green upper area When a body color of dark green puts the light and shade here and there.
Depending on the taste, but I feel that’s random in the crisp line unnatural to somehow Japanese fighter airplane. Because I could not start it again if I put the decal off the nationality mark, I repainted that there is some gradation.
The Seiran is the special attack airplane which can be equipped with an 800kg bomb. This airplane could be stocked in a submarine. 28 planes were produced by the end of the war. There was also the Panama Canal bombardment plan, but couldn’t participate in the actual fighting and met the end of the war finally.
Wrinkles have been left in a decal of the Rising Sun. After putting decal softer, twiddled one would be bad. I made it a little flat by sandpaper and applied red again, but complete recovery would be impossible.
The antenna line is made of metal. At the antenna pole on the cockpit, I have been damaged after completion. It was attached again, so the one stuck tightly has sagged for a short while. It’s very regrettable.
Moreover, a drill was used to fix an antenna pole again, so a chip is in the cockpit. It’s trouble to the next from the next as a domino was being lined and it was knocked down by the way. A chip was falling finally, but building works around here needs scrupulous attention.
A decal of a nameplate under the tailplane was broken into pieces actually, I borrowed one piece from Zero fighters of Tamiya in my stock. I do not understand that I look hard and approach and do not see it. Because a letter is so small and not readable at all when I look hard to close near, It’s no problem.
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.