Back in the ’70s the only Japanese tank kit I was aware of was the Airfix Chi-Ha. It was the sole vehicle available to complement my Japanese infantry — also by Airfix, of course.
The propeller-driven Type 2 Ka-Mi armored fighting vehicle floated with the help of two large pontoon attachments, one on the front and one on the back. When the amphibious […]
This rendition of the vehicle by IBG models was a nice kit to build! (Stray dog not included…)
So here we feature our newest ship, Heian Maru, an ocean liner converted to wartime service.
These photos are for those planes in my collection that I built with landing gear up so they could fly in the outdoor toy-soldier wars I used to run with my friends in the ’70s.
Junyô was considered a “lucky” ship because it actually survived hostilities, unlike virtually all of its contemporaries. Torpedoed near Nagasaki at the end of 1944, Junyô spent the rest of the […]
The “Zeke” models pictured here are actually based on the aircraft in The Eternal Zero. Tamiya came out with a version of the A6M5 with decals to match the squadron shown in the film.
Shiretoko Class, completed as oiler, 10 August 1920; converted to seaplane carrier, 1924; re-converted to oiler in 1942; damaged in 1943 and 1944; used as floating fuel storage in Singapore; broken […]
Katori Class. Launched 25 September 1939, completed 31 May 1940; in 1945 she was the flagship of the China Coast Escort Squadron; damaged on 30 July 1945 at Maizuru by […]
Completed 20 August, 1923; sunk 10 October, 1944, NNE of Okinawa. Speed, 18 knots. Armament: 4 x 14 cm 50-cal guns, 2 x 8 cm 40-cal guns “…designed to operate […]