Arawasi Contest 010

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 010 - ZBYSZEK MALICKI

This is a very old model of mine, I made as a teenager.  It's now been about 25-30 years. 8-) but is stil in a good condition.
It is Hasegawa 1/72 scale  (I still have onother unbuild in the box) and is painted by brush with Gunze H paint.
Two or three years ago I gave it a coat of clear glos varnish using an airbrush to secure decals because on my other old models they started to peel off.
This is more like a curio than contest entry but I thought it could be interresting compared to newest models 8-)
I hope to submit a second entry with my latest build KYOFU airplane, just need to finish some details.

- Zbyszek Malicki -

Friday, 16 November 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 010 - MIREK KADIC

Model: Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Type 11 Koh
Producer and scale: Hasegawa 1/48
Modeller: Mirek Kadič
Country: Czech Republic


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 010 - ALLAN JEFFERY

This is my Hasegawa 1:32nd and 1:48th  "George". OOB, painted with Mr Color acrylics through an Iwata hp-c airbrush. As Hasegawa provided options for showing the combat flaps in the open position, I chose to model them so, despite them not deployed on the ground.
- Allan Jeffery -
Hasegawa 1:32nd
Hasegawa 1:48th 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Japanese subjects at SMW Telford

A few of the "Japanese" models on show at Telford.

and for the more general subjects

I hope you all find something of interest.

- Allan Jeffery -

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 010 - RENE DE KONING

This is my Tamiya 1/48 scale kit to which I merely added the appropriate Eduard etch set and some True Details resin wheels. A few other additions were the undercarriage indicators and brake lines made from lead wire.
The model was painted using Gunze colours with the Green being mixture made in accordance with the ratios stated in a ModelArt publication.
The markings came from an Aeromaster decal sheet and the model depicts an N1K1-Ja from the Yatabe Kokutai, Tsukuba in 1945.
This model was an absolute joy to build and the fit was excellent as is to be expected from Tamiya.
- Rene de Koning, Australia -

Thursday, 8 November 2018

"War Thunder"

Here's a cool video I recently discovered on UTube, here, called "Dancing in the Valley of Death 5 (Japanese)". It is from the game "War Thunder" and features some nicely done Japanese aircraft like Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" and Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa". Some markings are the result of the vivid imagination of the designer but others are quite accurate. I like in general how the planes look and fly, except when, I guess a player, starts controlling them in bizarre ways. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 010 - JEAN BARBY

My first post for the last Navy fighter will be the Kawanishi N1K1. The Hasegawa kit is a very good base to start with. The cockpit can be improved, I did, but now Aires has a very nice set for that. Riveting the plane was also an improvement of the overall appearance, but the part where you really need to work is the undercarriage legs with all the complicated hydraulic lines to duplicate. Solder wire is very helpful there. I did my own mixture for the Kawanishi green giving it a more blue shade. The plane belongs to the 341 Kokutai which was wiped out during the Philippines campaign.
- Jean Barby -

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 010

ARAWASI would like to invite you to our tenth online model contest.
Theme: "Kawanishi N1K "Kyofu, Shiden, Shiden-kai" (George)"

Submissions: Send as many photos as you like of your model and accompanying information to or At the very least please send: your name and country, model scale and kit maker. Your entry will be posted within 24 hours. You can enter the contest with more than one model in any scale.
If you decide to start a model for our contest you can send work-in-progress photos.

Voting: you can vote for each model from 1 to 10 (no decimals) either by leaving a comment on each entry or by sending an email to the above addresses. No anonymous votes will be taken into account (nicknames are ok). The model with the most points wins.

Deadline: December 31 (but it can be extended) 

Prizes: The winner will receive a t-shirt from our on-line store, here, free of any charge, courtesy of Arawasi.
*The theme for the next online model contest is Japanese Prototype & Experimental Aircraft in any scale (no what-ifs) and will start from January 15.