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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 06:14 AM 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
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Type 89B- Otsu
The objective to be made:




The progress:































Greetings, Omar



Neat choice! I think the yellow-stripe "confusion camo" is super-cool!
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:39 AM UTC
Thanks Bruce, I try to something different, tha is my target.
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Nahuel19431
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:56 AM UTC
Well, I decided wich will be the next Japanese Tank that I will do, It is a Type 2 (KA-MI), in only one color, a little stop with the camouflages with yellow line. I hope to have better result with the paints, because I did not like the finishes obtained in the last two tanks.
The kit is one Dragon Model, the number 6712 (IJA Type 2 (KA-MI)with Floating Pontoons.
The kit:














Regards, Omar
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC
The firsts steps of the Type 2 (Ka-Mi):





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southpier
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 02:28 PM UTC
a comment & question:

really like the choice(s) of unique subject matter & execution of the building.

Q: was all Japanese armour this diminutive?

thanks
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:12 AM UTC
Hi Southpier, the mayority of the Japanese tanks were to small. I sorprised when I knew of Type 2 tank. In this case is similar to a Tiger I, but without armored and a very little gun, It was similar a little boat when it be had put the pontoons, look the advances:














The details of the main gun and the machine gun. I suggest make all the details, opening the doors if you choose to do the KaMi without the pontoons, the model has a big level of the detail in the turret.




Regards, Omar
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
Hi Omar, Nice work so far, one observation though, the intake tower is on backwards, the top should be level, not tilted back as you have it.
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
Ups... I will try to repaired it...
JSSVIII
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
Here are a couple of photos:



Nahuel19431
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:07 PM UTC
Thanks John you have the razon, but luck, I could repaired with out problem, look:



JSSVIII
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:11 PM UTC
Looks great Omar, also, thanks for posting about the turret interior, I did not know it came with the kit.
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:13 PM UTC
I folow this model like a reference, to make mine... I didn´t see the intake tower...

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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 02:36 AM UTC
Omar, just a thought. If the pontoons come off for normal land use and is stored elsewhere, then the weathering and wear will be different than the tank. weathering will not be the same as the tank. Depending on how the pontoons are stored the rust streaks might be in an odd direction compared to the tank. The photo of the built kit paint and weathering looks like the pontoon is permanently attached.
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 02:06 PM UTC
Greg
Thank by your comments, but this model it is not mine. I It put that photo like example, I will be try to take your advice, thanks again.

Well I show the firsts steps of the paint, the new advances:








Important, I had problems...

... be careful with the caterpillars since they are very delicate, it is problematic to put them in the model ... I suggest that you connect the traction wheel first, close the track and the last step, place the tensioner wheel.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 02:21 PM UTC
Extremely nice work. Excellent painting. Unfortunately it's the "Girls and Panzer" version. The perforated exhaust cover and gun mantlet are not historically accurate. The initial "G&P" release of the Type 89 had the correct exhaust cover and mantlet.
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 03:19 AM UTC
Thanks Steve, I know the problem with a Type 89, when I did, I disn`t see that detail...
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 03:23 AM UTC
To close the caterpillars a problem, be careful when you close them...

The details:





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Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
The end of the Type 2 Ka-Mi, It was the first time that I did a model on the water, I hope you like it, the views of the model :















southpier
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
thank you. and for the pictures as I had never seen that machine.


Q; why are the numbers not in "Japanese"?
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 06:07 AM UTC

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thank you. and for the pictures as I had never seen that machine.


Q; why are the numbers not in "Japanese"?



A good question and one I remember asking my dad when he built me a Zero when I was younger. The Japanese also adopted Arabic numerals.

Omar, these are fantastic builds. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store next.
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 01:18 PM UTC

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thank you. and for the pictures as I had never seen that machine.


Q; why are the numbers not in "Japanese"?



A good question and one I remember asking my dad when he built me a Zero when I was younger. The Japanese also adopted Arabic numerals.

Omar, these are fantastic builds. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store next.



It´s correct, The Japanese Army had Arabic numerals, but I don´t know the razon
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 01:25 PM UTC
Well, before I start with the new model, I correct the mistake in the Type 89 Otsu in its exhaust...





Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 01:28 PM UTC

I decided, the next model will be the Type 95 light tank HA-GO of the FineMolds (FM18), then I will show the kit...

Regards, Omar
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:45 AM UTC
The kit:






It will be share with a Tamiya kit of Japanese Army Infantry, Number 35090:



It only remains to start ...
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Nahuel19431
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 04:43 AM UTC
Some Changes in the TYPE 2 KA-MI:

I have had some critics about the water, and I lisen them. For this razon I opted for to change the colors and the effects, I hope you like mi desicion, look:

IJA TYPE 2 (KA-MI) - 651 Ormoc Leyte 1944










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