Tamiya 32nd Zero.
July 9, 2016 in Aviation
I’ve been working on Tamiya’s 32nd scale Zero for a few months now.
Generally I enjoyed the build but didn’t appreciate the added complication of the working features. I also struggled with getting the front of the fuselage to line up correctly and I had to thin the upper cowling to get it to fit exactly.
I reworked the figure by sharpening the detail with a scalpel blade. I ground out the face as he looked like Hitchcock and gave him the face of the seated figure after grinding away the rest of the head.
The engine got a scratch built ignition harness and I added the missing screw heads on the rocker covers using punched out foil discs.
The model was pre-shaded and highlighted before several thinned coats of the final colour were misted on.
Except for the tail codes all the main markings were sprayed on.
Thanks for looking.
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