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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Japanese Tanks
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 12:32 PM UTC
Hi All

I decided to show you my new project, the idea is to build as many Japanese armor from the Sino-Japanese war period until 45. I'll start with a Type 89B-Otsu. In this case the first problem was to find the model kit, you can only get Kit 41106 from the FineMolds firm of Girls und Panzer der Film
The Kit





Type 89B- Otsu
The objective to be made:




The progress:































Greetings, Omar
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 02:53 PM UTC
I'll watch. Japanese subjects interest me and I haven't built this kit yet.
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 03:12 AM UTC
Got two of these so I could do one as a French Indochina holdover. Will be watching. Wayne
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 12:44 PM UTC
Hi All, thanks by yours comments. I would like to see some pictures in French hands in Indochina.

More advances, really the kit is fantastic, the assembly is excellent.

More steps, I show the new steps...













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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 03:28 PM UTC
Awesome. I love the primitive look of the WWII Japanese tanks.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 06:30 PM UTC

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Awesome. I love the primitive look of the WWII Japanese tanks.



I do too! Unfortunately for the Japanese, the technical aspects of their armor were just as primitive as their looks, and in some cases, they were downright sad. The Japanese did make great use of their aluminum-alloy Isuzu engines, though...
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 07:46 PM UTC

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Hi All

I decided to show you my new project, the idea is to build as many Japanese armor from the Sino-Japanese war period until 45. I'll start with a Type 89B-Otsu. In this case the first problem was to find the model kit, you can only get Kit 41106 from the FineMolds firm of Girls und Panzer der Film
The Kit





Type 89B- Otsu
The objective to be made:




The progress:































Greetings, Omar


Now that you've got the Girls und Panzer version, Fine Molds has finally rereleased the kit as a conventional armor kit in their own box.
namengr
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
There are a few pictures floating around on the internet. The French used a lot of different vehicles when they first went back after WW2. Wayne
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 03:28 AM UTC

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I would like to see some pictures in French hands in Indochina.



From Chars-francais.net :

Tanks of the Commando blindé du Cambodge from the "Corps expéditionnaire français en Extrême-Orient" (CEFEO) 1945/1946 :



5e Régiment de Cuirassiers :



H.P.
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 01:48 PM UTC

Now that you've got the Girls und Panzer version, Fine Molds has finally rereleased the kit as a conventional armor kit in their own box.[/quote]

Luck was not with me ... snif ...
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC

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I would like to see some pictures in French hands in Indochina.



From Chars-francais.net :

Tanks of the Commando blindé du Cambodge from the "Corps expéditionnaire français en Extrême-Orient" (CEFEO) 1945/1946 :



5e Régiment de Cuirassiers :



H.P.



Excelent photos, I had not seen them, thanks for sharing them.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 08:48 PM UTC

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Now that you've got the Girls und Panzer version, Fine Molds has finally rereleased the kit as a conventional armor kit in their own box.



Luck was not with me ... snif ... [/quote]

Don't sweat it... This kind of thing happens to me ALL the time, especially after I've done an extensive conversion or scratch-build project...
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 01:22 PM UTC
Dennis, you have the true, Is something own of the modelers, by luck only one time it happened to me...

Well. The kit is made alone, it is a pleasant surprise that I had. Highly recommended Fine molds brand.

Next to the end









The figure is the kit of Miniart:



In the Tank:



Some color:



I started with the paint...


Regards, Omar
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
Hi All, I started with the paint, the advances, the base paint, the next steps will be the lights and shadows...











Omar
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 07:27 PM UTC

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Hi All, I started with the paint, the advances, the base paint, the next steps will be the lights and shadows...











Omar



VERY NICE, Omar!!! It will be very interesting to see your end result!!!
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:34 AM UTC
Thanks Dannis, by your comments.
The advances, the end of the tank...

















Omar
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC
Well done!
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:41 PM UTC
Beautiful work on this. One question; what paints did you use to get such good coverage with the yellow stripes?
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC
Absolutely much appreciated! THIS is what I like to see- So different from the endless WWII GERMAN stuff that dominates this, and other model-building sites.

Omar, THIS is VERY REFRESHING!!!

Concur with Gerald: "Well Done"!!!
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 08:40 PM UTC

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Beautiful work on this. One question; what paints did you use to get such good coverage with the yellow stripes?



Hi, Chris! Just a quick note:

From my own personal experience, I like to airbrush the YELLOW AREAS FIRST. After the yellow dries THOROUGHLY, I will mask the potential "STRIPES" off with any suitable low tack "flex tape", and then I will airbrush the J.A. Green over the entire tank. Letting the Green dry thoroughly, I will then mask the Green areas off and proceed to airbrush the J.A. Brown onto the tank. Once the J.A. Brown has dried, I will gently peel all of the masking tape off. Invariably, painting my Japanese subject in this way yields great results. You can then go on to your favorite "weathering" processes...

You can use any of your favorite paints in this process. It all sounds rather elementary, but the above method works best for me...

Thanks for reading...
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC

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Beautiful work on this. One question; what paints did you use to get such good coverage with the yellow stripes?



Hi, Chris! Just a quick note:

From my own personal experience, I like to airbrush the YELLOW AREAS FIRST. After the yellow dries THOROUGHLY, I will mask the potential "STRIPES" off with any suitable low tack "flex tape", and then I will airbrush the J.A. Green over the entire tank. Letting the Green dry thoroughly, I will then mask the Green areas off and proceed to airbrush the J.A. Brown onto the tank. Once the J.A. Brown has dried, I will gently peel all of the masking tape off. Invariably, painting my Japanese subject in this way yields great results. You can then go on to your favorite "weathering" processes...

You can use any of your favorite paints in this process. It all sounds rather elementary, but the above method works best for me...

Thanks for reading...



This is mine waiting to be stripped and repainted. I painted the yellow first but tried using masking fluid - big mistake. Need to try the flex tape route.

Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC
Thank you guys for the comments, the technique you use is as described by Dennis. The alternative that Chris shows is another interesting variant, which I see that achieves a very similar result and very pleasing to the eye, I see that it comes very well.

Regarding the colors uses all Tamiya
Khaki (80%) Dark Red Brown (20%)
Dark Red Brown
Dark Green
Flat Yellow

Greetings, Omar
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC
The tank crew, already painted











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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 01:18 PM UTC
Great work Omar!
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:30 AM UTC
Thanks Colin by the comment.

one step more the base:





And the final of the first japanese tank, the pictures:

IJA 5Th Tank batalion, Lieutenant Nishizumi, Shanghai, 1937















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