Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6m2 “Zeke” Type 21 PTO WWII
One of my older builds from the mid 90’s. I started building my current stash back in the early 90’s. Living in the East Coast I started picking up more kits to bring back with me when I returned home to So California. Not only Tamiya kits but others as well, Hasegawa, Revell/Monogram etc. With Tamiya I was buying them in sequence starting with the Frank Ki-84, then this one 61016 and so on. The Frank is one that did not survive one moving trip. My focus at the time was to build with decals and not much else. I didn’t care about the decal options offered in the box so I got an Aeromaster sheet that had this unusual scheme. Flown by the flight leader 261 Kokutai in 1943. A field paint job, using Aeromaster Lt IJA Grey, IJA Green, a mixture of Lt tan & green for the rear section and tail to complete the camo. Blue black for the cowling. True detail fast frames. Fine raised panel lines for this 1st generation kit from Tamiya in this scale. Still a fine kit, fun to build straight forward. Just like most of their kits are today.
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