1/48 Tamiya A6M3 Zero
I was quite dissapointed when I opened this kit. Not many parts, not too much details, it seemed like underestimated myself. But, I had to add at least one Japanese WWII aircraft to my collection, and I did not expect too much from $20 kit. Still, despite it’s simplicity, this kit kept me occupied whole month (and I’m one of those fast builders). Eduard’s PE cockpit is added.
Assembly went well and fast, parts fit great. My worst enemy was Zero’s canopy, I just could not find nerves to mask that SOB. I spent most of the time playing with post shading and trying to add as much battle damage as possible. Considering worn out look I managed to achieve I skipped weathering, I just had no more nerves.
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