Tag Archives: Aoshima
Carry On Up The Matsuri!
When it comes to festivals, Japan comes second to none in the variety and number of events. One of the most famous of all is the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, a multi-day festival with parades, floats, dancing and drumming that takes place in August. If you’re asking what this has to do with a site dedicated […]
Everyday Things in Small Packages
The need for transportation doesn’t wane just because you live in a crowded metropolitan area. Despite the current leftist campaign to demonize the car in favour of public transit and bicycles, for many, a car is still both a nice-to-have AND a need-to-have. The Japanese solved the problem of congested streets and the need for […]
Japan’s Speedy Photobird!
Despite the age of the kit and the fact that it is basically substandard from wingtip to wingtip in so many ways, the Farpro 1/72 Saiun (Myrt) is done! This ancient wonder really came alive with some paint and pastels, and now looks mostly like Japan’s super-fast recon bird! Check it out in the Planes […]
Farpro Saiun Update 2: Get it Together!
Well, like an out of control logging truck hurtling down a mountain freeway, work on the Farpro Saiun continues apace here at the Lagoon. Rarely one to back away from a modelling challenge, I’ve managed to get this thing to the point of actually making it into an airplane! For more details on what came […]
Farpro Saiun Update 1: No Guts, No Glory!
They say you can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. Well, that’s fine with me, because I don’t have a pig and I don’t need a purse. However, if there’s one thing I do like to try and do, it’s make the old new again. I’m a big fan of “work with what […]
From Zero to… still Zero!
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero is one of the most famous planes ever. There are tonnes of kits of it, and every year or two it seems like we get a new one, a better one or a bigger one (sometimes, all three!). The Zero’s fame has ensured it will always be kitted somewhere. However, its’ […]