As I've got curious requests from Meronpan and James on my 1/144 scale tank collection, I got some time to take some pictures before I have to leave home for UK.
Well then, let's have a look at the other side of me.
Before I heard of Danny Choo, before I have come across figures/figurines from Radiant Dreamer and Valiant, and even before I've resumed interest on Gundams and anime, I was a 1/144 tank collector and a fan of military (mainly ground warfare and WWII) for the past 4 years. Out of my 200+ (I guess) armour miniatures, I have mostly 1/144 German panzers, as they have the greatest variety.
As I have no proper display sets, these little models tend to build up a lot of dusts just like figures and gunplas.
From small to big: The German panzers grew bigger and bigger as the war progresses.
The smallest Panzer I on the left can sit nicely on top of my thumb.
For some reasons, I've got these trays to hold some of my collection. The three trays further away from the camera are the mordern tank collections.
The rest of my collection are on these paper trays as a comrpomised solution. I have some Soviet and US tanks too but they lack variety compared to the German armour.
My collection are mostly shokugans, which are similar to gashapon toys. Their small sizes and cheap prices make them very collectible. Will talk a bit more about shokugan next time.
Strange looking vehicles, and they all exist.
These are specials that are available rarely in some sets/collection series. Getting one of those are usually via pure luck, but there are local shops that pre-open them and sells the whole set with the special item for a certain price.
Some specials are the tanks from well known aces. Shown here are Michael Wittmann's and Otto Carius's from Takara WTM series.
I have a few 1/144 planes in my collection too, but they tend to have parts falling off. The strange plane shown here is a German Do-335.
One of my latest to my recent collection: German bridgelayer tank from Metal Troops. Metal Troops makes very high quality models, but they are also unbelievably expensive as well as in limited numbers. Just two of those and I can get myself a figma with some change left over. >_<
I hope you've enjoyed seeing 'the other side of me'. If time allows I would like to show more of my collection, but I have to leave it for a later time. It will be getting harder for me to keep up with the Internet and the Blogosphere as I am now in UK, but I will try my best to update whenever I have the time to do so.