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Tamiya JGSDF type 90 MBT


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#1 Mach1revo

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:24 PM

I usually build heavy commercial trucks and cars but have always been interested in military stuff. I found thus kit at a hobby shop open box for $15 with the Tamiya photoetch kit in the box. This was my first military build. This kit just fell together, very enjoyable build. Comments or critism always welcome.

Kit: Tamiya 1/35 jgsdf type 90 tank
Paint: Tamiya acrylics / Testors dull/gloss cote
Weathering: Oil paints thinned with white spirit and Tamiya weathering kits.

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#2 george 53

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:59 PM

Is this just a revamped Abrahms? It looks like one, but since it's Japanese  I'm assumeing it's their version of our tank.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:00 PM

Oh an you did a very nice job on it. It came our really good!



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

The tank is made by Mitsubishi heavy industries and other than the 120mm gun is designed and made in Japan. The main gun as i understand is a lic. copy of the German made gun on the Abrams and Leopard tanks. Thanks

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

Looks good.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

Very nice.

Is the chain for the smoke dischargers included in the kit? 



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:18 AM

The smoke grenade chain is not included with the kit. I used some 42 link per inch chain from the ship section at my LHS. Probably a little too big but close enough for me. The stowage straps are strips of masking tape and just some brass rod for the antennas. Thanks

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:46 AM

That is really good.

 

It has that " Go ahead make my day" look to it.

 

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