Tamiya A6M2 1:32 Zero
December 9, 2012 in Aviation
I built this shortly after the kit was released. It was my first foray into highly detailed 1:32 scale kits, although I had previously built a Hasegawa FW-109 G6 out of the box, which turned out pretty well. This one, though, was far better and just as easy to build. I used Tamiya paints and kit decals, except for the aotake (blue/green) which was LifeColor I believe. It turned out very nicely solely because this is one GREAT kit, not due to any modeling expertise on my part. If you haven’t built one of the big Tamiya Zero kits, I can recommend them, and I hear the 1:48 kits (I have one unbuilt) and new 1:72 Zero kits are also excellent.
This one is the Mitsubishi built aircraft, piloted by PO1C Yamamoto Akira from the Fleet Carrier Kaga. He was a shotai leader, Pearl Harbor veteran and few CAP (combat air patrol) at Midway and few escort on Tomanaga attack on the Yorktown. He was killed in action on 24 November 1944 over Japan. He accumulated thirteen victories.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge