It’s Twins!… well, sort of?
Finished, last night and this morning...these two have haunted my workbench for several months, and at last they are completed! Both are Tamiya's 1/72 A6M2b kit; one a Pearl Harbor raid Zuikaku machine with kit decals and the other a 1942 Rabaul based aircraft from Rising Decals "Zero Part III" sheet; otherwise strictly OOB. Tamiya and Vallejo paints. Many lessons learned and as many mistakes made. With the possible exception of the canopy masking chore, this kit really is a breeze to build.
Thanks to Tom Cleaver for colors advice.
I built them in tandem, assuming I'd screw at least one up along the way.
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