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Another build for me.... FINISHED.


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No one is doing a build for the 'other fellas', so I just bought this on fleabay....

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It's coming from hong kong so it'll be here in about 10 days..... I hope!

Just copped its an A6M5c, were they involved in the campaign?? :huh:

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  • 3 months later...

I resisted the urge to start another armour build and started my Zeke. Got a fair bit done. LOTS of (poor quality!) pics.

SWMBO was away visiting her sister in Kerry for the weekend, so no chores to interfere with the modelling :wicked:

It's my 1st Tamiya kit, compared to ICM's offerings, it went together with no problems!

Cockpit done, scatched harness.

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Fuselage & wings on, primed. (Halfords rattle-cans)

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Painted and decals on. WEMJapanesenavy paints.

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Discovered a new way of holding a plane on its side when applying awkward little decals.

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Engine and undercarraige on, wash of pastels applied.

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1st time I've built a plane with the flaps down, Tamiya make it easy to do! :thumbsup2:

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Also gave it a coat of Klear before the wash, so it's not a dirty as my previous builds.

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Still have the guns, drop-tank and canopy to stick on and a few other little bits. I

'm still not sure if I'll weather it with lots of bare metal showing or just a bit around the cockpit. I might ruin it!

Thanks for looking! :)

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Thanks Erwin :)

Finished it this weekend, decided to go for heavy weathering, lots of worn paint! :wicked:

Here's the pics, will post a few more in the finished gallery.

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Thanks for looking! :)

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Ok Muller, I give up, address please so I can send my paints & brushes :yikes: Shes a stunner, no doubt there matey, the weathering, stains & prop chippings is the Dogs Danglies :thumbsup2:

Bexy

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Very good.Love the heavy weathering which is not too heavy considering the conditions that these aircraft were operating in. :goodjob:

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I was worried i might have overdone it a bit! :D

Not at all!!!!

Great model.

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Thanks again for the kind words folks. :)

I wasn't sure if I'd gone overboard or not. The dark green staining was a complete fluke. I'd given it a coat of clear before the dirty wash. Then I did the silver bits with Hu11 on a bit of sponge. I really did over do the metal showing through, so I went back over it with WEM Mitsubishi Green on a bit of sponge, and sponged some Hu19 on the Hinomaru. I forgot to give it another coat of clear before another dark wash, so the paint got stained darker. I was luck to get away with it! :whistle:

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It's true, it's rare to see such heavy weathering look just right.

I am still in awe, however, at this brilliant way to support a model :clap2:

Discovered a new way of holding a plane on its side when applying awkward little decals.

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