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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 06:07 PM UTC
Hasegawa, in cooperation with Takom, is set to release a large scale figure depicting a WWII-era Japanese tank commander.
Hasegawa’s WWII Imperial Japanese Army Tank Commander (1005) will surely be a great addition to Takom’s upcoming Type 94 tank kits.

Item 1005 is an injection molded kit that will include a decal sheet for the rank insignia.
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I don't know if I am being politically/ socially incorrect here - I certainly don't mean to be - but the facial features in the box art do not look Asian. I have built Tamiya's 1/16 Japanese fighter pilot and it also has facial sculpting more Eurocentric than Asian . Why ?
NOV 01, 2017 - 03:28 AM
I've seen Japanese who look like that. Maybe the artwork's skin color is too pinkish (Caucasian). [Wonder why "caucasian" has "asian" in it! Bit of an oxymoron!] That sword must be a real nuisance when getting in or out of those tiny WWll Japanese tanks.
NOV 01, 2017 - 03:59 AM
I agree with Biggles2. My guess is that the model used for the box art was more of a contemporary Japanese. Here's a photo of what's in the kit: More photos here
NOV 01, 2017 - 04:32 AM
Thanks for the photo - that indeed looks more true to life .
NOV 01, 2017 - 05:13 AM
All of you really need to see more Asians. But then I watch way too much Japanese TV. As any ethnographer will tell you; there is as much variety within a population as there is between populations. Besides the whole yellow skin thing is a stereotype. There are plenty of pink Asians as there are plenty of yellow Caucasians. The actual recognition feature are the eyes, lips and nose.
NOV 01, 2017 - 01:00 PM
I've been living in Japan 19 years and he looks Japanese to me. As others have said, there's a great deal of variety in looks, I've seen/met people here who could easily be mistaken for European.
NOV 02, 2017 - 05:09 AM

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