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Chinese uniform
Posted by Vett on Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:49 AM

Hi I am building a takom 1/16 Chinese type 94 tankette and am wondering what the,it looks like a red flower is on the unifofm is. Trying to post a photo but it's a pain 

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Posted by Ixion on Monday, July 6, 2020 9:39 AM

It appears to be a chrysanthemum, which is a symbol of vitality and longevity in Chinese culture.

Whether it is real, cloth or some other material, I don't know.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, July 6, 2020 10:07 AM

How's this?  The best image I could find was uploaded to Scalemates.  It's still hard to make out what the object is:

If you'd like to know how I uploaded this:

  1. I started a new post
  2. I clicked Insert, chose Insert Image, which opened the Insert Image dialog popup
  3. In the Source box, I pasted the URL of the image from Scalemates, then clicked OK

I usually use links for images stored at PostImage, but I didn't feel like downloading the image and then uploading it to PostImage, just for this.  But I hope this helps you.

Interesting, if it is a chrysanthemum, because to the Japanese, it's an emblem of the Emperor.

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Posted by Vett on Monday, July 6, 2020 10:37 AM


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Posted by Vett on Monday, July 6, 2020 10:38 AM

Thanks I was. Just wondering. I saw somewhere it was for weddings also?

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 6, 2020 11:02 AM

There's a build on youtube where he focuses in on it towards the end. It looks just like the picture you posted.

The model subject is interesting. It was the third release of the kit, the first two being of the tankette under it's original IJA ownership.

This one seems to be Chinese Communist post 1949 I guess.

The kit decals are red stars on the turret.


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Posted by Ixion on Monday, July 6, 2020 11:11 AM

Pick your country and choose your associated symbolism;

I also have a copy of this book, if you really want to know more; Wink

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Posted by waikong on Monday, July 6, 2020 4:05 PM
Chrysanthemum are one of the traditional flowers given during the Luna New Year in China. It's suppose to bring wealth, but usually it's yellow one. I'm guessing it's Red here because, well, it's Communist China right ?

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