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The Japanese modelers do build in wood.  


Here's the homepage of "The Rope"... Japan's biggest ship model club: http://www.theropetokyo.org/english/activities/


Here's one set from an MSW member who visited:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/1710-38th-the-rope-exhibition-tokyo-japan/

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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Found a kit that isn't by Woody Joe.  I found it on eBay. It looks like an older kit, the price tag says 4500Yen which seems pretty cheap by todays standards.  A friend that knows Japanese translated some of the kanji on the box.  It is an "Edo Period Yakatabune"  made by a company called Miyazawa.  I did a google search but could only find a company that makes plastic action figures in Japan by that name.  Anyone know anything about this manufacture?


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