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Type 94 TK (JP005) Type 94 TK (JP005)
includes two Type 94 TK tankettes & two Tank Commanders.

The Type 94 TK (an abbreviation of Tokushu Keninsha or Special Tractor) was the Japanese answer to the tankette fad that swept Europe during the 1930s. After testing the British and French designs, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) considered the designs too restrictive due to their small size and set about designing a larger version.

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Rising Sun
Rising Sun brings you into the Soviet Union’s wars with the Japanese and Finns on its borders in 1939. Take command of the Red Army’s tank forces, infantry or cavalry forces as you throw the Japanese back into Manchuria or fight the stubborn Finns to expand the Soviet border.

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The Type 94 TK in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes

Type 94 TK
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The Type 94 was based on the British Carden-Loyd Mark VIb tankette and featured a hull of riveted and welded construction. Armed with a single machine-gun mounted in the turret located to the rear of the vehicle. The Type 94 was intended as an infantry support vehicle; providing fire support when needed and carry vital supplies to the frontlines.
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However, like most tankette designs of the period it lacked any significant level of armour protection which meant the vehicle was vulnerable to virtually any form of enemy fire. For example, the American .50 cal machine-gun could penetrate the Type 94 from 600 yards. Despite this, the Type 94 stayed in production well after it was considered obsolete mainly due to its low production cost.

Designed by Tim Adcock
Painted by Mark Hazell

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The Type 94 TK Move Forward
Type 94 TK (JP005)

Painting Japanese Vehicles
Everyone has their own way of painting, so whatever techniques you prefer to use are just fine, as long as you are happy with the result. Here is one suggested method which doesn’t take too long and gives a good-looking result.
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Painting Japanese Tanks

James shows how to paint a Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha tank from Rising Sun. He gives some tips on good ways to paint bright yellow and demonstrates how to do an oil-based pin wash.

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Step One
Undercoat the tank with black primer, then basecoat with Comrade Khaki (FWP326) or Panther Yellow (CWP210).

Step Two
Paint Oxide Red (FWP382) patches of camouflage.

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Step Three
Paint Camuflage patches of Army Green (FWP342),then give the entire tank another thin wash of Manstein Shade (FWP490).

Step Four
Paint over the yellow patches with Comrade Khaki (FWP326). Touch up the brown and green patches with Oxide Red (FWP382) and Army Green (FWP342), leaving black in the recesses.

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Step Five
Paint a thin line of Sicily Yellow (FWP365), forming a rough cross pattern. Paint the tracks and Machine-gun Barrels Worn Rubber (FWP302), wash with Manstein Shade (FWP490), and drybrush with Dark Gunmetal (FWP480).

Paint over tit yellow ochre cross with Cavalry Yellow (FWP361). Add paint chipping with Dark Gunmetal (FWP480), then drybrush Motherland Earth (FWP383) and Comrade Khaki (FWP326) over the tracks and bottom half of the hull to represent dust and dirt. Bradley shade (FWP490) can be used to add rust streaks.

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Last Updated On Friday, June 19, 2015