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Hasegawa 1/48 A6M5B Zero Type 52

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Hello,

 

This is my completed 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5b Zero Type 52. The kit was built OOB with the exception of PE seat belts. I lost the small little pieces on the wings (don't know what there called) so I had to scratch build those using Tamiya epoxy putty. I also made the two wing lights using PVA glue as the kits lights protruded out too much and didn't fit properly.

 

It was painted with Humbrol enamels and Tamiya enamels. Weathering was used to highlight details and give an overall clean aircraft look. Panels lines were highlighted using Tamiyas panel line Accent washes being Black and Dark brown and also by using a copic Multiliner Pen 0.02 Black and Grey. Other washes used include Vallejos Desert Dust on the cowling, landing bays, underside of the flaps and the wheels and also Vallejos dark grey and black on the inside of the cockpit.

 

Presading was done with Tamiya XF-1 and post shading on both top and bottom by just adding some white to the original colour. Also finally I used Tamiya weathering master to create some dust effects overall on the aircraft.

 

As always I am not interested in historical accuracy but the build and finish, so with that in mind am happy with the end result.

I hope you all enjoy the photos and the video (which takes quite some time to do up)

 

 

 

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That’s a great zero - I really like your weathering and detailing - the shading came out really well. From what I can make out, trying to recreate a historically accurate zero is difficult as there seems to be such polarized opinions on the correct colours and what not. Your happiness with the finished model is the best outcome. 

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Well done. This is on my "to be done in the very near future" list as a captured aircraft

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Very convincing Zero, at least to a dedicated ignoramus on Japanese military aviation!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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First class work, good job

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Lovley 

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Nice job. I think the Hasegawa Zero’s still look damn fine.

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On 1/23/2019 at 12:50 PM, Kitchen Modeller said:

That’s a great zero - I really like your weathering and detailing - the shading came out really well. From what I can make out, trying to recreate a historically accurate zero is difficult as there seems to be such polarized opinions on the correct colours and what not. Your happiness with the finished model is the best outcome. 

 

On 1/23/2019 at 1:15 PM, fubar57 said:

Well done. This is on my "to be done in the very near future" list as a captured aircraft

 

On 1/23/2019 at 2:32 PM, Spitfire31 said:

Very convincing Zero, at least to a dedicated ignoramus on Japanese military aviation!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

 

On 1/23/2019 at 5:20 PM, trickydicky210 said:

Great Zero 

 

looks fab

 

cheers Rich

 

On 1/24/2019 at 4:33 AM, F-32 said:

First class work, good job

 

On 1/24/2019 at 8:10 AM, RMCS said:

Lovley 

 

On 1/24/2019 at 7:16 PM, kpc7676 said:

Nice job. I think the Hasegawa Zero’s still look damn fine.

 

Thanks all. Appreciate the comments.

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I think what you lost are the weights for the ailerons.

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On 1/26/2019 at 12:08 PM, Sturmovik said:

I think what you lost are the weights for the ailerons.

Thanks for that. noẅ i know.

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