FineMolds 1/72 A6m5b model 52 ZEKE (Nakajima built)
My last completed build for 2018. FineMold’s example of the late war Zeke. I’ll have to get around to building one of Tamiya’s 1:72 A6Ms to do a fair assessment of FineMold’s offering. Fit was very good, detail very fine, but lacking in some minor areas.
I added a few aftermarket details, Master cannon barrels and a Quickboost resin/PE gun sight. Some scratch built additions include copper ignition wires for the engine, copper and lead wire in the cockpit, lead wire brake lines, scrap PE Fret for the landing gear position indicators, and scrap built cockpit access foot step and hand holds.
Paints are Mr. Color custom mixed. Hinomarus are painted. The only decals are the tail numbers and a few data stencils.
one of my favorite aircraft, and surprisingly for me, my first in seventy-second scale .
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