TYPE2 HO-I IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY TANK DESTROYER FINEMOLDS 1/35

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThere are several Imperial Japanese Army tanks of Finemolds, I’ll try this Type 2 Hoi destroyer.

IJA TYPE97 CHI-HA TRACK SET VISION MODELS 1/35IJA 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.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGThe underside is almost the same as the one with which CHIHA I made before, so it’s no problem in particular.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKING6 tracker rollers aren’t so troublesome.
(14-April-2016)

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGThe photo-etched parts are not used, but the mold of the parts is sharp. Muffler cover is thin and realistic.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGGenerally, the body was built. It is a good impression with the kit which is easy to assemble very much.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGIt contains a fairly detailed manual. Finemolds is a manufacturer having a fondness in the Imperial Army tanks.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGThe inside of the cupola is reproduced finely, too.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGI 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.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGI tried to wound the belt caterpillar. Since the pitch is not wide as T-34 series, the curve of each track doesn’t appear very much. It will be hard to have the slack in the center, between the upper side rollers.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGOrdinary 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 bonus. I was surprised that there were few parts when I opened out. It does not mean I disparage it.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGAs you see, it’s a workable track to fit the irregularities before the adhesion.
(29-April-2016)

IJA TYPE97 CHI-HA TRACK SET VISION MODELS 1/35Assembly is now almost complete. The number of parts is not much and it’s not difficult.

IJA TYPE97 CHI-HA TRACK SET VISION MODELS 1/35It is a workable track link zoomed up. You may not know the difference between the belt and these tracks.

IJA TYPE97 CHI-HA TRACK SET VISION MODELS 1/35It 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.

IJA TYPE97 CHI-HA TRACK SET VISION MODELS 1/35The exhaust muffler outlet was opened by the design knife and it’s more realistic.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGAlthough 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.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 MAKINGIt is a large turret. Compared to this, the gun barrel is so small. I don’t have a strong impression.
(05-May-2016)

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 PAINTINGMy 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 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 user-friendly to sell the set colors separately, I would like to request it strongly to Mr.Hobby Creos.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 PAINTINGThe front, back, left and right of the chassis I tried to reproduce the caked mud mixed with pastel and matte medium. I quit rubbing the mud in the caterpillar because I thought it was too much weathering for single item display.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 PAINTINGOn the side was wearing mud moderately.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 PAINTINGI blew in black the area of possibility the paint does not reach.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 PAINTINGIt is in masking. The sol is very easy to use because the mask peels off clean.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 PAINTINGMaybe 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.
(06-May-2016)

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe Imperial Army Tank HOI was completed. These days I was a little lazy in a renewal.
Since it was quite an 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 a war movie fan. Russian movies are not introduced in Japan so much, but I’d like to see variously more.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt 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 battleship, the higher priority items. Even I said that mass production in 1944, only 30 cars were made.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe 30 tanks also prepared for the coming mainland battle, and without being put into actual fighting because it was kept till the end of the war.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKI 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?

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe bottom of the front armor, I expressed the sticking mud like the 3D effect.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKI 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.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe body is the same one as medium tank CHIHA.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKWhen it’s seen from the rear, red tail lamp and rusty orange of a muffler are good accents.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe weathering of a muffler and a latticed rusted muffler cover is nice.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKA commander hatch isn’t glued together, it’s possible to open and shut.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKI painted the inside of the hatch in parched grass color.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKTYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThere are only small star mark and manufacturing label decals.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe jack is the mixed color of red Brown and khaki.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKTYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe underside weathering. The shade changed a little.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKTYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKWhen clear parts of a headlight are installed, the appearance from the front becomes good.

TYPE2 HO-I FINEMOLDS 1/35 FINISHED WORKI 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.
(17-May-2016)

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