Sunday 24 May 2015

Shizuoka 2015 #8 Best of the best

And now the best Japanese aircraft models of the show.

An exquisite little diorama by Ishizuka Makoto of Mokei Bishu Club Minami Shibu. Fine Molds 1/48.

The 1/144 model collection of Kanbayashi Yasunori of Project 144 was really something else. Very original subjects brilliantly done in this tiny scale. We hope to present better Kanbayashi-san's models in the future.


This year Master Modeller Saito Hisao of Tokushima Modellers Club treated us to an incredible Nakajima Ki-43 Model 2 late model "Hayabusa", Hasegawa 1/48. As always Saito-san didn't use any decals. You walk down the isles with thousands of nice models and suddenly you stop and admire. Simple us that.

Terashima Hideyuki of Hamamatsu Shofu-kai presented two unbelievable scratch built models in 1/48. The first was a Blackburn Swift T.1 Mk-2 and the other a Sopwith Cuckoo T.Mk2.

And finally one more vintage Japanese aircraft. I just couldn't stop staring in bewilderment at the Type 10 Carrier Torpedo Bomber or Mitsubishi 1MT built by Tanaka Yoshihiro of Stall. The rare Marusan 1/50 kit looks absolutely fantastic! Bravo!

There you have it guys. Hope you enjoyed the photos of this year's show. Hopefully next year the quality of the photos will be much better.
Check HERE for many more photos we took of non-J. plane models.

Shizuoka 2015 #7

Team V Sacusen (net)

Hamamatsu BMC (Shizuoka Pref.)

Obizu (Tokyo)

Winds (Kobe)

Fuji Wing 8 (Shizuoka Pref.)

Hamamatsu Shofu-kai (Shizuoka Pref.)

Biplane Modelers Summit (Tokyo, Ikebukuro)
Two very difficult Valhala kits, a Nakajima A1N2 and a Mitsubishi 1MF1 accompanied by an AZ Model Spad 51.  



Saturday 23 May 2015

Shizuoka 2015 #6

Ise Flying Venus (Mie Pre.)
Zu-Klone (Fukushima Pref.)


Sendai Yoku San-kai (from Sendai city) 


Stall (Tokyo)
Contrail (Gunma Pref.)

Tokushima Modelers Club (Tokushima Pref.)
Flying Tigers (Osaka)

Excellent "Sally" in 1/48. Contrail vacform kit. 

The Oshiire Modelers Club (Tokyo-Fukuoka-San Francisco!)
Excellent collection of "Betty" and "Nell" models.
The "Nells" are Koster vacform!

Ichi Ichi Club (net)

Smithsonian model club (Shizuoka)

That's all for today. Tomorrow will post the best of the show! Stay tuned.