Tamiya A6M2b type 21
one of my favorite aircraft so it was surprising to me that i had not built a A6M2 Zero-Sen in my favorite scale (1:72 of course).
the kit build was augmented with the following bits.
Eduard P.E. set, brass tubing for the cannon barrels and pitot tube, lead wire for the ignition wires, brake lines and cockpit detail, and a QuickBoost gun sight.
Paint is a custom mix of Tamiya paints from a formula found in Nick Millman’s PDF “painting the early Zero-Sen” which can be found here
decals are from MYK Design. they are of the “wet Transfer” type and performed flawlessly.
markings are for an a/c flown on Dec., 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Lt. Masao Sato, off the Carrier Zuikaku
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.