As I got tired of the past article transfer, I loaded the recent work of JGSDF TYPE90 tank.
It is a Type 90 tank of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, which I had wanted to make someday. Type 90 tank is popular in Japan, there are a variety of scales of kit and toys. The Ground Self-Defense Force item was since making the Apache attack helicopter a little time ago. A few years ago I only built WWII AFV, now I like modern AFV, too.
I think the belt caterpillar is well-done, very much. Most are covered with a fender after all. Because the caterpillar is seen a little, I thought that the high-quality detailed tracks sold separately were not necessary this time.
The thick chain was fastened with superglue, I did not use metal wire. A thin chain is connected by ultra-fine metal wire. It is careful work but is getting used after two or three works finished.
I forgot the main wing to pass under the bar of the mine roller, I took off two places of chains and attached it again. I have tied it up with metal wire following a manual this time. Because the one does not come off with a slight movement, It’s reliable after all.
The parting line of the caterpillar, it is hard to delete, that was the only problem. Maybe it was melted to use a strong tool cleaner, I have not yet tried. The feel of a material may be good after I wrap it to the sprocket wheel.
In the process of making, there is a work to fit the clear plastic board attached to the body. Clear parts were usually glued together after painting because there were many, firstly I fit them. Masking is necessary when painting.
Ground self-defense force tank crew. I need 4 colors of the camouflage uniform, and one of them was required to mixed with Tamiya colors. Finishing the figure and it will be almost complete.
I found various debris in my closet while a moving preparation. The backpack with a logo mark of the company which I was working before. I felt slightly awkward and no use. It’s disposal. I also remember when I worked at Hitachi group company, though the general affairs were enthusiastic, giving a polo shirt to all employees, it was unpopular long ago.
The 90 type tank with a mine roller was completed. To motivation up for building, I read again Hiroaki Kimoto’s “Hokkaido War 1979: Civilian Control Function Not Working”. But, of course, 90 type tanks did not appear. On the contrary, I want to make 74 type tank.
The 90 type tanks have begun to be deployed since 1990, equipped with a 120 mm glide cannon and it is a first-class item as a 3rd generation tank.
Recently, Steam PC game distributor has a sale, I bought extra games so I was late completing this plastic model… In addition, in my moving at one time, plastic models making on the way were missing.
But, according to the explanation of the Ground Self-Defense Force tank color set which I used this time. The boundary of camouflage color, there are various patterns such as the one with clear and small blurring and the one with big blurring. Since patterns seem to be various, I arranged it for myself while referring to Tamiya’s painting guide.
When it is completed, there is no place to display….. It occupied the whole one shelf row. It was good to build the proud of Japanese army 90 type tank. Now that there is 10 type tank in JGSDF, it is becoming obsolete a bit.
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.