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George72

Tamiya 1/48 A6M5 Zero

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Hi there!

 

Just finished this nice Tamiya kit. Everything OOB and the only real flaw was one of the decals sheet, the smaller one, most stencils. Without exception, all of them cracked as soon as I tried to move them. I used warm water, cold water, decal solution, you name it, with no success. In some cases I was able to join the pieces and have them in place. 

But, as I said, a very nice kit. Hope you’ll like it.

Cheers!

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George

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6 minutes ago, Mohawk said:

Like it very much.:clap2:

Mohawk

Thank you!

2 minutes ago, djos said:

Great looking ZERO

Regards Djordje

Thank you!

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4 hours ago, RMCS said:

Superb 

Thank you!!

4 hours ago, janneman36 said:

I couldn’t give you zero points for this, it looks great😎

 

cheers, Jan

Thank you!! Cheers

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4 hours ago, Gary Brantley said:

That's one superb Zero!  Man, she's a beauty George; I like your style sir! :worthy:

Thank you!!

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Excellent Zero there George, the paint and weathering are superb. Nice one!

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2 hours ago, russ c said:

Excellent Zero there George, the paint and weathering are superb. Nice one!

Thank you Russ!

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Yup, looks like a Zero to me. Really nice job.

 

Cheers,

Michael

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George! Very nice build.

What about those flaps? Is it a photoetched set or have you scratchbuilt them from what you had in the kit?

Awesome paint job.

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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19 minutes ago, Uncle Uncool said:

George! Very nice build.

What about those flaps? Is it a photoetched set or have you scratchbuilt them from what you had in the kit?

Awesome paint job.

Cheers,

 

Unc2

Thank you! Those flaps are original kit parts and can be built extended or up, your choice. Nice'n'easy.

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30 minutes ago, chris148 said:

Love a nice zero and that is a cracker 👍

Thank you! It was a beautiful machine indeed.

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George,

 

That's a gorgeous A6M5! Do you know if the one you have modeled was a Nakajima or Mitsubishi built Zero? The decking under the canopy behind the seat was finished differently by the two manufacturers, but I don't recall off-hand which color was used by which manufacturer. IIRC, and I probably don't, Nakajima-built A6M's had the decking under the canopy painted the same color as the cowling. I sure do like the restrained but very realistic weathering,  and your colors are spot-on, especially the very elusive blue-black cowling color. Hai!

Mike

 

I think the J-aircraft website covered interior/exterior  colors extensively for the Zero- look for Jim Lansdale's posts, as he and Nick Millman are regarded as real authorities on IJA/IJN colors. Not my scale, but I hope I can do half as well on my 1/72 Tamiya little brother when the time comes!

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