Tag Archives: Farpro Japan
A “Norm” Not as Many Know…
Whereas the denizens of the bar Cheers would gleefully exclaim “Norm!” whenever he entered the establishment, there is another Norm that is far lesser known. This is the Kawanishi E15K1 Siun, (also spelled Shiun, depending who you ask) a floatplane reconnaissance aircraft that was designed to set new standards for speed in the class. Sadly, […]
Situation Norm, all Farproed Up!
Yes, that also spells SNAFU! In a way, that’s a bit what this ancient Farpro Japan boxing of the equally ancient Aoshima E15K1 Shiun (Norm) recon float plane looks like! If you want to see how they did things back in the day, the Farpro 1/72 Kawanishi Shiun will certainly make you glad they don’t […]
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 […]
New Section! Scores and Collections
There are times when one of something (or even 5 of it) just aren’t enough. Sometimes the Fates are with you, and you can score a whole bunch of interesting kits all at once, and at other times you can build up a collection of a specific interesting type of kit over the course of […]
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’ […]