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  1. Right, I'm a novice builder slowly getting back into the hobby, so all my models are learning experiences. I tried a few new things on this build, with varying success. First time making a mask for the cockpit. I was happy with how this went. Very fiddly in 1/72, but I pinched a template online, printed it out at the correct scale and cut through it to some masking tape underneath on glass. Preshading - yet again this all got lost under the top colour! While I'm practicing new skills I am using the little Airfix kit acrylic pots, so not ideal obviously. (I've got some Tamiya paints on my Christmas list) I thin the Airfix stuff down with Ultimate thinner, and homemade flow improver. It's OK ... Thinned oil paint wash on top of a gloss coat (Galeria acrylic) to bring out the panel details - this was rubbish. I couldn't remove the oil wash properly with turps, and it even started going through the varnish and into the paint below. I'm guessing using turps instead of thinner isn't a good idea. All advice gratefully received! This was a Lidl £5 special, so a good base for me to practice on. I've got a couple of 1/48 kits in the pipeline, but I want to build up some skills first before I tackle them. I'm using my ancient Aerograph Super 63 currently. Airfix Mitsubishi Zero by Mike, on Flickr Airfix Mitsubishi Zero by Mike, on Flickr Airfix Mitsubishi Zero by Mike, on Flickr Airfix Mitsubishi Zero by Mike, on Flickr Airfix Mitsubishi Zero by Mike, on Flickr First time masking a canopy, couldn't wait to remove it to see if it actually worked ... Airfix Mitsubishi Zero by Mike, on Flickr Mask, and clunky preshading, that got lost under the paint anyway.
  2. Dear all, I would like to present my latest model. Tamiya scale 1/48 Mitsubishi A6m2 Zero Fighter - flown by Petty Officer 1st Class Saburo Sakai, Tainan Air Group, Denpasar base, Bali Island circa February 1942. Built out of the box minimum scratch in cockpit, paints acrylic Tamiya, decals from Techmod. BANZAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All comments are welcome. Thank you Seb That is all folks.
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