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About Fukuryu

  • Birthday 08/10/1966

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    1/72, WW2 Japanese aircraft mainly.

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  1. Fair enough. I won't be selling my 10 Tamiya A6M any time soon, though... Partly because they're good enough for me (even more than I would have bargained for) and partly because Eduard's track on new 1/72 kits is not the most confidence-inspiring at the moment.
  2. Have a look here for details on the inspection window: https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3339
  3. Thank you very much for your detailed explanation and insights, Piotr. Some of the points you make are non-issues for me, especially in 1/72, but I understand perfectly that they are for other people. Mind you, I am not complaining that Eduard is (eventually) doing what they are doing, just trying to understand why they do it.
  4. And for just THREE dollars! In fact, the Type 98 gunsight was used in all IJNAF fighters and also dive bombers, so plenty of uses for the Quickboost set. I am quite sure it can be justified to have a couple of this in your stash... I know it is, in my case.
  5. What's missing, in your opinion, on the Tamiya 1/72 kits? Not talking about different versions, but why we need a new A6M2, for example, when three (or four) fine kits already exists? Besides the "they don't make money for Eduard" argument, of course. Depends where you are in the world. For me, is cheaper to source kits from Japan than from Europe. Of course, my situation is very particular, but I want to show that there are no universal truths in this hobby.
  6. I get my Tamiya A6Ms from Japan for 11 US dollars. Yes, I know, shipping and all, but I have to pay shipping for any kit, so not a problem. I love 1/72 kits of Japanese WWII aircraft and I am not even mildly excited about this (well, perhaps a bit by the perspective of new, state-of-the-art A6M2-N and -K to add to my Hasegawa and AML kits). A new 1/72 Yak-9 family, though... Now, that would be something to be excited about!
  7. Great progress, @TonyOD, keeps looking better and better with every step. Is a delight of a kit, isn't it? Hope you find your sight, but just in case... https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/QB72079
  8. Depends. Do you have evidence how the object you're modeling looked like in a given moment? Use that and reproduce reality. Don't have that information? Go by the rules and create a most likely appearance.
  9. Mexicans are going to be VERY surprised to be considered South Americans... I have a booklet (with decals in 1/72 and 1/48 including not only P-47 but also B-25, Piper Cubs... and a Kubelwagen!) about the "Jambocks", I can post info or pictures if required. BTW, the link to w2aircraft.net sites translates "Senta a Pua!" as "Says the Pua!". Unless is some local expression I am not aware of, the translation is "Feel the talon!", but I know nothing about the fighting habits of ostriches...
  10. Not exactly. Gloss black for the undercarriage and matt black or dark brown for the back of the propeller.
  11. It's a pity there's a bunch of Japanese planes in the foreground blocking the view....
  12. Fukuryu

    Japanese Zero

    Anything by Nick Millman gets my first vote, particularly the SAM book mentioned above if you want a broader spectrum. The FAOW titles are great even if you don't understand anything, just for the pictures and diagrams; get the ones numbered #55 and 56 instead of #5 and #9 (older versions) but any of them will serve for your purpose. The Aero Detail and In Action I haven't checked in years; being from the same author (and illustrator for the FAOW titles) they should stand or fall together; I just can't say at the moment. All of the above is for differences between versions, though; for colours, though, nothing beats Aviation of Japan blog and Nick's monographs.
  13. So do I. For enamels so far the only reliable game in town are @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies's Colourcoats paints, also backed up by Nick's research.
  14. Never ones to be bothered by minor things like a war going on.
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