Of course it’s a photographic illusion, but for the planes I have that never got their wheels, I think this method puts them in the best light I can hope to manage!
In its detail and accuracy, my new Ise still doesn’t come close to others I have seen, but I am discovering how satisfying it can be to invest the extra time and resources in a model of this size.
Here is the companion piece to my very recent American version. I constructed the diorama base so that the Quonset hut (Italeri) could be easily switched out for a palm-thatched […]
My last three builds have all been Imperial Japanese Army aircraft, accompanied by Hasegawa’s fuel and starter trucks, so naturally I wanted to put together a small scene — despite […]
This set of photographs was created in collaboration with the terrific 14-year-old Japanese boy who was our house guest this month. He came to us for an informal home stay arranged […]
The gray double-door stands squat in my path, advertising the weight of its steel with utter, dominating stillness. A security pad waits smugly at its side. The muted reverberation of our […]
Technicalities: I say “1/72” but my total collection of Japanese military miniatures does include some 1/76 scale. I am one of those people who sees the two scales as comfortably compatible. […]
This set is a partial homage to the Japanese brands that started the 1/700 ship model craze: Hasegawa, Tamiya, Aoshima, Fujimi, Pit Road/Skywave. Even now, when rival Chinese manufacturers have […]