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Marco1965

Pearl Harbor Fighters, Zero and P-40

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December the 7th.  With 1/72 Tamiya's Zero and Airfix P-40 available (plus Starfighter "Pearl Harbor Defenders" decals), I decided to assemble the most known fighter types during the attack (still waiting for a suitable P-36 in this scale), and as they are quite small, thought that they would look better if shown together on a single base. Tamiya's A6M-2b was assembled out of the box, using the kit decals and paint instructions. It represents E11-137, Liut. Masao Sato, Carrier Division 5 Air Superiority Force, 2nd Strike Unit, aircraft carrier Zuikaku. The Airfix P-40 (I used the Curtiss Hawk 81-A2 kit, same thing) got the benefit of a small PE fret, and represents Liut. George Welch's fighter, 47th PS, 15th PG, buzz number 160, as far as information is available. Bot kits received some additional detail like brake lines and the correction of the wheel wells with simulated canvas in the case of the P-40.

A map of Pearl Harbor was painted on a wooden base, a simulatedJapaneseaircraft carrier deck was built for the Zero and a dirt strip for the P-40. both pilot figures came from the Hasegawa WWII Pilots kits, and I guess that tuxedo pants and shoes color for Liut. Welch is ok.

 

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Marco

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Both beautifuly built, but the real clincher for me is the display. It's a cracker! Well thought out and executed perfectly,  a very thought provoking little vignette. We'll done indeed!

 

Ian

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I see no images, only the Photobucket messages.


Does anyone know why some can and some can't see them?

 

It's a pity, because it sounds like a great display.

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Thank you for your comments.  This is weird, I see now only half of the image that I uploaded yesterday.  Wouldn’t know what’s happening.  

 

Marco

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Lets see if I can bring back the images:

 

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Cool, I now see three images, and I like what I see.

 

Fantastic idea for the display, and I like the figures.

 

Regards,

David

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