A6M5 Zero, Revell, 1/48
Here’s my new model, a Revell 1/48 Scale A6M5 Zero. This is a small, simple model, a grand total of 28 parts, 36 if you count the 9 decals I used! Of course it’s rated for ages 10 and up, so I only barely meet that criteria, by the slim margin of 45 years….it’s right up my alley!
As I’m sure many of you know, it’s an old kit too. There is a copyright 1962 on it, fortunately inside the wing. I hate it when they put them on the exterior.
As a rule, I “don’t do pilots”, I like the planes, but I had to make an exception for this one, because aside from the mostly hidden control panel, the pilot is the only other part in the cockpit. His seat is a part of him…which would make it hard to get out, or stand up, I bet!
This kit has a sprayed on underside of MM “Camo Gray” and a thinned and brushed on (“Hair Brush” not “Air Brush”) upper sides in MM “Japanese Army Navy Green”. I painted the canopy by hand without trying to mask it.
I wanted to get this little model done because its been on my shelf for a while and I thought, being simple, I could get it done and leave plenty of time to get the much, much more complex Italeri JU-87 Stuka kit done that I have chosen for my part in the Battle of France/Battle of Britain Group Build, which has an October 31 deadline.
Thanks for looking and keep posting photos of those wonderful models I enjoy admiring so much- Ralph
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