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Type 95 Ha Go

Manchurian Warriors

Type 95
Ha Go



Jay Laverty




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I built Fine Molds 1/35 scale Ha Go a while back (close to a year now) and sent it to HyperScale a few months ago but unfortunately it was lost when Brett's computer went down. It has taken me this long to find the original article, and even then, I only stumbled across it looking for something else!





Close examination shows a few flaws that I would love to repair, but it is good as an example of how we progress as modlllers from kit to kit. It's good to look back at some old kit's every once in a while as sometimes we don't even notice the progression we make, one kit after the other. And if you are like me, you keep working away and experimenting, taking no notice of what changes are made, so long as they work!



The Fine Molds kit is, well, fine. Not earth shatteringly good, but a simple enough build that has no major fit problems to speak of. One of the good points of the kit is that it includes some white metal and etched parts to enhance the model and improve the overall appearance. I also used some components from the Eduard etched set, which is unfortunately no longer available.



Painting and Markings


The model was painted using Gunze Sangyo paints and while they were great to spray with, I had a bit of difficulty re-adjusting to Acrylics after being accustomed to enamels. There are a couple of lowlights on the finish and I think in future I will stick with Xtracolor.



The figures were painted by Sean Lomas, a much superior figure modeller than I, having asked him to do so in order not to ruin these beautifully sculpted pieces from VLS's Warrior range. These guys produse some pretty awesome figures in their range.

Asper usual the weathering was completed with a wash in Winsor & Newtons oils and finished using CMK's weathering pigments.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Jay Laverty
Page Created 17 November, 2004
Last Updated 17 November, 2004

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