The plane that I made for the first time on 1/144 scale was Zero Battle. It was completed in September 2015.
1/144 ZERO FIGHTER A6M3 Model 32 Air Battle of Solomon (SWEET)
– CV ZUIKAKU Fighter Group 1943
– X-151, 3rd Flying Group NPC 2/C Kiyoshi Ito
I worked this Zero in the interval of the Seiran building. The work of the different scale should not run side by side, I suppose. It is a strange feeling. If I would like to build more planes, it’s better to have the same scale only in 1/144, for example, 4 planes run side by side.
The frames of the canopy are handwritten. It’s warped a little? Because the cockpit does not have much detail, it’s better the canopy is moderately clouded and looking from around 30cm is nice looking.
It isn’t the scale which sticks to a small thing, I was a little interested in being no pitot pipe, so I use a metal wire of 0.2mm and shaved half to thin. When I improve even a little, having a passion for this model.
Sweet’s package was in a set of 2 planes, so I made both. A 1st plane is a carrier-based plane of aircraft carrier Zuikaku. I painted it in light gray. There are theories in the aircraft color of the Zero Fighter, I’ll try next time in a thin green version.
Size like this seems to be arranged without limit and is most suitable for collection. A feeling of this density is impressed in this littleness. It will be a valuable impression when I made it for the first time.
The second plane is the body that patriotism -994, 3rd Flying Group NPC 2/C Kiyoshi Ito, Oct.1942 – Oct.1943 Darwin Air Raid Timor Island, Koepang. This is the plane, which played an active part in the South Pacific. It would be a fight between Australia and the United States.
When I search variously, much 1/144 is released by the addition of a snack in Japan. It was the world which I don’t know at all. Oh, I want to build a model from the beginning, not completed supplements.
Sweet’s precise sense is wonderful. I was impressed with this work and stocked more, so I’ll make again. Platz 1/144 scale models have been also stocked. I want to have Kawanishi N1K, George released by Platz, but it’s sold nowhere now.
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.