Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Type 22 – IJN 251 Kokutai – Hiroyoshi Nishizawa – Spring 1943
Bonjour dear iModelers,
After my previous Corsair, it was logical to follow with a Zero fighter. I had on stock the Hasegawa A6M3 Type 22 model (JT17) for more than 20 years, therefore it was time to take care of it.
I decided to make a blue/gray instead of traditional green camouflage. The original decal sheet was in poor condition, and to find a brand new with the wished version was not that easy. Finally I selected the Techmod sheet (48118). No PE parts on this model (I just added a copper wire per landing strut to simulate hydraulic hose).
Paints are Mr Hobby Aqueous, Mr Color and Tamiya. I used many colors of oil paints and pigments for weathering, and I had lot of fun with it. I tried also some watercolor pens, but I did not get the wanted results. Anyway, it would be better next time.
I hope you like it!
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