#709 IJA Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank
Building the IBG Models 1:72 representation of the IJA Type 95 Ha-Gō ハ号 Light Tank. No electronics in this one.
The Type 95 Ha-Gō (九五式軽戦車 ハ号) was a light tank used by the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, at Nomonhan against the Soviet Union, and in the Second World War. It was the most numerous Japanese tank at the time, with about 2,300 produced.
It was effective against infantry but not in combat with other tanks.
It was covered very well (especially its limitations!) in Micro Machines Podcast Episode 21:
I’ve based the scheme on the 7th Tank Regiment as used in Luzon, Philllipines Feb 1942/
|A camo||IJA Khaki||XF-49, 70.921||H81 (lighter tines + H27)|
|B camo||IJN Earth Brown||XF-64, 70.984||H47|
|C camo||IJA Grass Green||XF-13, 70.242||H60|
|D camo||Yellow||XF-3, 71.002||H4+H31|
|E tracks||Gunmetal||X-10, 71.072||H18|
|F exhaust||Rust||XF-64, 71.080||Humbrol 53 + AK Light Rust wash|
|G tools||Wood||XF-78, 71.077|
|H tires||Black||XF-1, 71.057|
|J n/a||Grey||XF-75, 71.046||n/a|
|K n/a||IJA Dry Grass||XF-60, 70.879||n/a|
This is the IBG 1:72 kit, amazing little bit of engineering. I couldn’t resist mocking up a little jungle trail vignette base to take a few solo pics..