This is Hasegawa's 1:48 scale kit of one of the variant's of Mitsubishi's famous fighter aircraft.
Because of the squared off wing tips, allied pilots thought they were facing a new Japanese fighter, and gave her a different recognition name, [...]
As the third specimen of my "Captured Warbirds" serie this one is quite interesting. This Zero was shoot down over Akutan, Alaska, in the Aleutian islands, in July of 1942. The plane was shoot in the oil return line so the pilot, Tadayoshi Kog[...]
Well I finally completed her. Many of you provided wonderful comments and questions when I posted the past several WIP articles on this complex build. I truly appreciated all the compliments and comments. Overall this was a complex but fun bu[...]
I really should be building the engine assembly and the landing gear but just could not get motivated for more complex assembly work. So instead I decided to start the weathering process with some basic paint chipping and staining. The attache[...]
In the 3rd part of the build I applied the decals and then applied Tamiya semi-gloss varnish. The model kit comes with decent decals to make 1 of 6 specific Zeros, all of them part of the Peal Harbor raiders. My customer, who has commissioned [...]
This is the 2nd article regarding my build of the Tamiya 1/32 Zero. The 1st article covered aspects of the basic kit, along with photo's illustrating my progress on the highly detailed cockpit assembly with fuselage halves. Since then I have b[...]
I recently started a consignment build for a friend of mine who wants 1/32 models of Pacific Campaign fighter planes. He has already taken delivery of the 1/32 Trumpeter P-40B in AVG colors, and the 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair in VMF-214 colors.[...]
Japan's fleet that makes a surprise attack on Midway is routed by an ambushed U.S. Navy.
Japanese experienced pilots were mostly killed in the Battle of Midway, which gives them all the control of the Pacific Ocean afterwards.
The Imperial Ja[...]
Finally finished this Hasegawa 1:48 scale A6M2b, Type 21, Model 0.
I found the overall build to be decent. Great in some spots and a somewhat, pain in the arse in others.
While detail in the cockpit, engine and wheel bay are very[...]
After coming home from Desert Storm, I had the urge to get back into modeling in the early 90's. And I set off to just stick to building aircraft and equipment that participated in Desert Storm. Then Accurate Miniatures came out with the A[...]