This is the next build in my Hiryu vs Yorktown collection and it makes #4 here in the Midway Group Build.
I’m building the New Airfix A6M2b and the TechMod decal set shown to arrive at a “generic” Hiryu Zero. I will modify the decals so that the aircraft have a single blue fuselage band and
“BI” for the tail code. I realize that there is considerable debate as to wheather on not the Hiryu’s aircraft were repainted when she was designated the flagship of CarDiv 2. However it also appears to be general agreement that Lt Tomonaga’s aircraft had a single blue band. So all the Hiryu a/c I’m building will have the single band. They’re never going to sit on a contest table so I think I can stand the heat, lol.
Here are a few initial construction photos, every thing is stock except for the instrument panel which is by Yahu. All I can say about that is by the time I got it to stay where it was supposed to be, I had used stronger language than Yahoo.