Monday, December 4, 2017

Dave's Model Workshop is visiting Japan!

I'm admittedly a bit of a Japanophile. Their food is incredible. Their beer is really, really good. The people are polite and on my last trip back in 2012 I found them to be incredibly friendly and helpful. Plus, Japan has given the world incredible models: I present to you Exhibit A, a life size Gundam model, and Exhibit B, "Girls und Panzer" model tanks. Oh, did I mention I also love how weird Japan is?

Life size Gundam mecha model in Japan
Exhibit A.

Exhibit B.

And so, in a rather exciting piece of news: I'm visiting Japan in a week! This time next week my plane will be touching down in Tokyo!

Dave's Model Workshop scale model pilgrimage to Japan

It's a combined family holiday with my partner and 5 year old daughter, and also a model nerd pilgrimage for me to visit the headquarters of a couple of Japanese model manufacturers in Shizuoka (hello, Tamiya!) and also check out all the amazing hobby shops in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Watch the video to get more of an idea of my itinerary, but if you have any suggestions for model-related places I should visit, or any scale model scene stuff you'd like me to try to report back on, do please let me know in the comments below.

Video is embedded below, but in case it doesn't work, here is the link:
The hobby and scale model scene in Japan - any recommendations?



P.S. I'll be travelling for three weeks, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to upload much in the way of videos or blog posts while I'm roaming. I'll try my best, but if the Workshop gets a bit quiet between now and new years, I promise I'll have heaps to share on my return! Thanks you lot - Dave

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