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Cracking the Box: Aoshima Unryo

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


I picked this kit up just about a week ago; I don't think I can recall a clear-deck option on any production kit- very cool to show the hanger and aircraft in various stages of storage, arming, etc. I haven't checked to see if the model can be built with the flight decks remaining interchangeable, I suppose another island can be patterned simply enough.
NOV 28, 2012 - 01:10 PM
Some of Dragon's 1/700 Essex versions came with a clear hangar deck. Can't remember which ones, though.
NOV 30, 2012 - 09:21 AM
The small "Predator-type" aircraft are Ohka rocket-propelled suicide bombs - a first in 1/700 scale, I think. Lots of hangar detail ... I hope they scale up this kit to 1/350.
DEC 01, 2012 - 05:38 AM
Anybody got any pics of how to best accent a clear deck (i.e. paint the edges, arrestor wires, etc or leave it all bare)?
DEC 05, 2012 - 01:32 PM