Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 Day 2

Some video and more pictures coming out from Shizuoka. Hobbylink.tv has a great page with several videos and photo galleries of the booths and what’s on display. Latest Show Report – coverage of topics for aircraft, armour, ship and car builders. Gunpla Show report – coverage for Sci-fi and gundam builders. Saturday and Sunday the show is open to the public so there will be much more pictures and reviews showing up.

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Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

The Shizuoka Hobby Show is one of the most anticipated dates on the hobby calendar.  Many of the major manufacturers use Shizuoka to present upcoming releases for the year. This is what has popped up on the first day of the show. The first two days are for trade and press and then the public can see all the goodies on day three and four. Tamiya Tamiya always has great things they announce and this year is no exception. Here is the list from the Tamiya site. 【 Scale Models 】 1/700 Aircraft Carrier DDV192 Ibuki 1/35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force MCV Type 16 1/35 U.S. Light Tank M3 Stuart Late Production 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe “Italian Front” 1/48 British Tank Churchill Mk.VII Crocodile 1/48 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” 1/48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat 1/48 German Luftwaffe Crew (Winter) w/Kettenkraftrad 1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M 1/12 Ducati 1199…

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Shelf of Doom

The shelf of doom, it’s something that many modelers have, be it a shelf, a drawer or a box in the shed. For those who don’t know a shelf of doom is this is where kits that have frustrated us to the point that we need to take a break from them go. Sometimes we will return to them, other times they are never completed. I have two kits on the shelf of doom right now. One if there due to frustration, the other is due to my own stupidity. The first kit is the Airfix RNLI Lifeboat. This was the first ship kit I had done in many years. It’s a subject I like and the initial build-up went very well. Towards the end trying to fit the main cabin walls over the very detailed interior proved to be very frustrating due to fit issues I had. I know…

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