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IJN A-Target Ko-Hyoteki Midget Submarine "Pearl Harbor"


5 comments posted
The rusting detail on this

The rusting detail on this is fantastic!

Dkun's picture
Posted by Dkun on 8 June, 2010 - 18:20
That kit is pretty, but the

That kit is pretty, but the box art is GORGEOUS.

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Posted by recognizer on 8 June, 2010 - 20:02
I don't know why, but I'm

I don't know why, but I'm terrified of the ocean. Like some kind of hellish world, and boats and submarines are the demons that poke the coals. Look, I can only go so far to say that these pictures convey an authentic sense of horror. Great modeling.

Mike's picture
Posted by Mike on 9 June, 2010 - 00:08
angry grognard

That is an excellent looking job on the model! The rust and silver details looks particularly nice.

Somehow, I'm anticipating an angry grognard coming in to post exactly where and how the lines are attached, and precisely what they are for. You'd better watch out for that. :)

ZA's picture
Posted by ZA on 10 June, 2010 - 01:21
Rusty Sub


Thanks for the comment. It's a real simple technique. Just buy some dark brown art chalk, scrape it with your exacto blade until you get some chalk powder piled up. Then take a used brush and brush on the chalk, taking care to put it in places that rust would accumulate. cheers!

I was shocked about how beautiful the box art was, especially the perspective. The painter is a genius and another reason why Japanese military model boxes are the best in the world


I'm with you Mike, something about that deep dark water, it just equals fear to me. My nightmares are still made up of dark water most likely being influenced by seeing that creepy swimming pool in the Queen Mary in Long Beach when I was kid. That ship is freaking scary and I don't doubt the ship is haunted.


Thanks for the comments! One thing I like about doing military models on CDX is that people here like the aesthetic look of the kits rather being overly concerned if a bolt or seam it not in scale or not. Grognard is a great word I will be using it now!


Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 10 June, 2010 - 12:26