Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 014

Monday, 6 April 2020

IJAAF & IJNAF wrecked aircraft #1 - Ordnance & Aichi E16A "Zuiun" (Paul)

The videos today were taken on the island of Amami Oshima and the first features an assortment of IJNAF ordnance, including cluster bombs. Then there are plenty of Navy Type 1 7.9mm flexible machine guns (licence copy of the German MG 15) that were installed on later types of IJNAF aircraft and curiously some Lewis guns normally installed on Japanese ships, not aircraft.
Finally, we can indulge ourselves on very rare footage of a wrecked Aichi E16A "Zuiun" (Paul) seaplane as well as one more seaplane of unknown type; maybe another "Zuiun" or a "Jake".

Saturday, 4 April 2020

IJAAF & IJNAF wrecked aircraft #1 - Showa L2D "Tabby"

The first video in this series features a quite wrecked Showa L2D "Tabby" found on Tokunoshima, at the end of the war. Unfortunately no tail marking is visible. Also, plenty of junk lying around like engines etc.
Will post the source of the video at the end of the series.


Thursday, 2 April 2020

Thank you coronavirus and Japan Post!

Japan Post has announced a temporary suspension of the acceptance of international mail from 126 countries for EMS and Air Mail, and for all types of mail from 27 countries. The change is due to a significant decline in flights to and from Japan, and various safety measures being put in place to counteract the coronavirus pandemic.
The temporary suspension also extends to Japan Post’s Economy Air (SAL) Service, and to all 86 countries where the service is available to.
The EMS and Air Mail suspension includes countries like Italy, Russia and Brazil. Meanwhile, countries like India, Indonesia and New Zealand are affected with a broader suspension of all types of mail. However, mail coming from the United States, France and the United Kingdom are unaffected.
According to a report by NHK, the suspension started Wednesday. International postal items that have already been received by April 1 from the aforementioned countries will be returned to their point of origin.
Japan Post has not announced when they will resume the acceptance of international mail from the affected countries.

This means we can't send (or receive) postal mail except from the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand. As a result we can process orders only from these countries.
Let's all hope things will get back to normal soon.
Stay safe and keep modeling everyone.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Kawasaki Ki-78 Ken-3 Video discovered!!!

Footage of the Kawasaki Ki-78 (Ken3) has been unearthed and is absolutely amazing!
Here's the link for the video and the story of the discovery.
Most probably the pilot is Kataoka who did the reccord flight reaching 699.9km/h.
Special thanks to Gary Wenko for the heads-up.
Some stills below.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 014 - JAN KANOV - WIP #3

I just want to add some information. The model was equipped with a cockpit from CMK (Czech Master Kits). It is not directly on the model 11, but originally on the model 52b / c (rolled in the cabinet). Nobody knows this when looking into the cockpit. From this set I used only the most necessary and the pilot's seat was supplied from the kit.
 The seat is completed with textile belts from the set HGWmodels. The assembly of belts is not recommended for people with weak will !!! The number of suicides could increase.:D . . . . But the result is phenomenal !!!!!!
 To diversify the model, I decided to try another novelty (at least for me) namely WET TRANSFER from HGWmodels. This excited me. And so much so that it perfectly outweighs the time needed for their application. It is true that the smallest things must not always be done, but if they succeed, they have no competition.
 Propeller, so here you can see the fineness of Transfers. Others will show up in the final work on the fuselage and wings.
I did not use a single decal from the kit. I used hair spray masks for matriculation of the machine and other markings. Hinomaru and red border on wings as well.

- Jan Kanov - 

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 014 - JAN KANOV - WIP #2

More photos of the WIP of Jan's Mitsubishi A6M2a Type 11, Hasegawa 1:48