In August I was very prolific, except the scratch build of the dry dock for the U-212, I started also a couple of A6M5 Tamiya in 1/72. One its for a collector,second one I gonna keep it.
Eduard PE73447 pre coloured interio/exterrior set
Aber 72007 Armament for Japaneese fighter
Hecker & Goros Japaneese crew KSHG226
CMK Japanese Navy (F72043) and Army (F72289) pilot.
Construction started from the cockpit, airbrusched with Tamiya XF-71 IJN cockpit green just before to move at the sea for vacation. All detail were brush painted with Valleio acrilycs, included the pre coloured seat belts, in order to enanche lights and shades.
Before assembly fuselage and wing main parts, I rescribe all pannel line. Tamiya pannel line where perfect, but I cant build a model without rescribe it. It must be a kind of sickness! Hope you will not be infected!
Since I did not like to break the elegant shape of this beautiful fighter, the engine cowling will be rappresented closed. Therfore the deteail on the engine where limited to the few PE part of the Eduard set.
In this scale, small hide detail are not well visible, therefore I try to highlight them creating strong color contrast. Engine has been airbrushed with Tamiya Silver Crome, Floor Wax follow for protection, mean while Tamiya pannel liner enance piston cooling fins. Painting ends with Valleio Leather on spark plugs cable and Engine gray on reducer front firing.
Tail control surface where all cut and repositioned as per picture exmined.
Flap and gear bay detailed with Eduard PE.
to be continued….
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