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cteno4

just ran across a couple of new castles (kumamoto and matsue) released this year by woody joe (know that make some snikker). they are 1/150 laser cut wooden kits that look to have spectacular detail. his older 1/150 kits had much much less detail, not being laser cut sets but more precision cut blocks. these kits are now full on wooden scale model kits.

 

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/kenchiku.html

 

Matsue Castle

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150matuejyo.html

 

Kumamoto

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150matsumoto.html

 

they also have done others:

 

Nagoya

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150nagoyajyo.html

 

Himeji

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150himejijyo.html

 

Azuchi

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150aduchijyo.html

 

Inuyama

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150inuyamajyo.html

 

Kumamoto castle tower only

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150kumamotojyo.html

 

osaka castle tower

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150osakajyo.html

 

also newer detailed of the horyuji pagoda

http://www.woodyjoe.com/catalog/150houryuji5.html

 

im sorely tempted by the Matsue castle, but have not even started the 1/144 kumamoto creos model i have yet, its a painting nightmare as it comes apart with detailed interiors as well!

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Bernard

These are really beautiful kits. I like the Azuchi Castle myself.

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linkey

Wished there was a Tsuruga-jo in 1/150 scale

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cteno4

ok heres some new ones coming at 1/200th scale, might work in the background.

 

http://www.hlj.com/product/POA38042 (april)

 

http://www.hlj.com/product/POA38027

 

the second i have looked at a few times because of the price for the club layout.! but with the big kumamoto i think i have enough castle to deal with...

 

jeff

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cteno4

oooh i found a blog on doing a woody joe castle! lots of good picts and info! they look like challenging kits to do. i wondered how they do the stone work on the walls and its basically like fitting field stone! make trapezoids and then piece it all together!

 

https://shipmodeler.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/iwakuni-castle-model-from-woody-joe/

 

https://shipmodeler.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/building-woody-joes-iwakuni-castle-an-initial-report/

 

https://shipmodeler.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/building-woody-joes-iwakuni-castle-an-in-progress-report/

 

https://shipmodeler.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/building-woody-joes-iwakuni-castle-a-final-report/

 

some instruction manuals translated

 

https://shipmodeler.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/woody-joe-kits-with-english-language-instructions/

 

here is an importer that seems to do list price but with inexpensive shipping and final prices better than those importers on ebay. can contact the owner to see about other kits, sounds like the blog guy did a special order.

 

http://zootoyz.jp/contents/en-us/d100_Woody_JOE_Model_of_the_Japanese_Castle.html

 

jeff

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ozman2009

i had missed that sankei just did four castles at 1/300 scale.

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10163572

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10163569

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10163568

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10163566

 

the pictures look quite impressive. surprised at the prices not too bad. but of course it would be 4x for the 1/150 scale probably!

 

jeff

 

1/300 might work as background on a Z scale layout, especially if you've got depth of field.

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cteno4

One of our club members has a big japanese n scale layout and he did the 1/400 Kimomizu-dera temple up on a mountain side w/o anything around it and it worked quite well as it had a bit of depth of filed but mainly just not anything around it to set off the scale bells! I was surprised how well it worked actually! 

 

http://japanrailmodelers.org/photos/kurtslayout/pages/page_76.html

 

but i agree in most cases 1/200 is probably about the most of n scale usually, but depends on what you can do with the scene.

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Martijn Meerts

Must ... Resist ... Getting ... Castle ...

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katoftw

Must ... Resist ... Getting ... Castle ...

I'm in the same club.

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cteno4

Same here, although the blog made me remind myself at the hours that will be required for a woody Joe castle! If a wooden ship builder thought it took a while, well if you have build those you will know!

 

Jeff

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