There are several Imperial Japanese Army tanks of Finemolds, I’ll try this Type 2 Hoi destroyer.
IJA Type 97 Chi-Ha Medium Tank Track Set of Vision models had been disappeared immediately from the market, I’ve found and bought 3 boxes at the end of last year. I’ll use one of them.
The underside is almost same as the one with which CHIHA I made before, so it’s no problem in particular.
6 tracker rollers aren’t so troublesome.
The photo-etched parts are not used, but the mold of the parts is sharp. Muffler cover is thin and realistic.
Generally the body was built. It is a good impression with the kit which it is easy to assemble very much.
It contains a fairly detailed manual. Fine Molds is a manufacturer having a fondness in the Imperial Army tanks.
The inside of the cupola is reproduced finely, too.
I don’t know why, but there is a female student figure in this kit. Such a figure is good, but the high quality tank crew was 100 times favorable for me, of course it’s my personal opinion.
I tried to wound the belt caterpillar. Since the pitch is not wide as T-34 series, the curve of the each track was not appeared very much. It will be hard to have the slack in the center, between the upper side rollers.
In fact, ordinary people do not understand at all the difference that an enthusiast is excited about. So I think the belt is no problem, but try using one of the Vision track set I have three stocks.
The box side of this kit is small like snacks added bonus. I was surprised that there were few parts when I opened out. It does not mean I disparage it.
As you see, it’s workable track to fit the irregularities before the adhesion.
Assembly is now almost complete. The number of parts is not much and it’s not difficult.
It is a workable track link zoomed up. You may not know the difference between the belt and these tracks.
It is easy to make a slight slack. For belt caterpillar, it is hard, but I can adjust the super glue to the top roller and the belt track.
The exhaust muffler outlet was opened by the design knife and it’s more realistic.
Although the Vision package said contained the extra tracks, after all, I have only three tracks remaining. Differ in how to winding? It is a tragedy if lacks of them.
It is a large turret. Compared to this, the gun barrel is so small. I don’t have a strong impression.
My sub notebook computer that has been used about seven years was broken, I bought a new one . The CPU is from Celeron Dual-Core to Intel Core i7 and SSD, it’s very comfortable. Maybe it became fast as 20 times. My wife is the main user so I hope she is gratified. Thanks to the workers of shop and delivery during the Golden Week.
Imperial Japanese Army Tank camouflage color set of Creos was very handy. I could paint the camouflage with the minimum exertion. I confirmed the color to paint on the each cap, in case I run out of some of them, next time I challenge to make a color mixing. I’m sure it’s really user-friendly to sell the set colors separately, I would like to request it strongly to Mr.Hobby Creos.
The front, back, left and right of the chassis I tried to reproduce the caked mud mixed with pastel and matte medium. I quit to rub the mud in the caterpillar, because I thought it was too much weathering for single item display.
On the side was wearing mud moderately.
I blew in black the area of possibility the paint does not reach.
It is in masking. The sol is very easy to use because the mask peels off clean.
Maybe I could paint the camouflage pattern proficiently with good three color balance. I wonder there is no yellow band on the camouflage at the late of the Greater East Asia War. But distinctive color shade makes the atmosphere of the Imperial Japanese tank.
The Imperial Army Tank HOI was completed. These days I was a little lazy in a renewal.
Since it was quite old movie, I saw the Japanese title name is “TIME JUMPER” a Russian movie. The Russian original title is “My iz budushchego”, translation is “having come from the future”, maybe. The content is a time travel science-fiction movie. I thought it’s the movie of time hopping between present and past and future many times but it’s different entirely. It’s 90% war and 10% SF.
There is the propaganda message of patriotism, but it’s fascinating contents. I would like to recommend it for war movie fan. Russian movies are not introduced in Japan so much, but I’d like to see variously more.
It took more than 5 years from development to mass production. Because The Greater East Asian War started on the way and resources were assigned to the development of the airplane and battle ship, the higher priority items. Even I said that the mass production in 1944, only 30 cars were made.
The 30 tanks also prepared for the coming mainland battle, and without being put into actual fighting because it was kept till the end of war.
I like the color of the Imperial Japanese Army Tank camouflage color set of Creos. The mixed colors are also difficult, so it’s good that it can be painted easily, isn’t it?
The bottom of the front armor, I expressed the sticking mud like the 3D effect.
I think a caterpillar of the vision is contributing to a rise of the details. When you can thrust at slack with a belt, I’m worried whether it can’t be cut with the way, but there is no such worry, it’s also good on the mental health.
The body is the same one as medium tank CHIHA.
When it’s seen from the rear, red tail lamp and rusty orange of a muffler are good accent.
The weathering of a muffler and a latticed rusted muffler cover is nice.
A commander hatch isn’t glued together, it’s possible to open and shut.
I painted the inside of the hatch in parched grass color.
There are only small star mark and manufacturing label decals.
The jack is the mixed color of red Brown and khaki.
The underside weathering. The shade changed a little.
When clear parts of a headlight are installed, the appearance from the front becomes good.
I felt the main gun was too small. It doesn’t seem strong, but it’s one of the valuable collections of the Empire of Japan Army tanks.
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.