Sweet 1/144 Type 96 Carrier Fighter (A5M4)
I started this project yesterday, and finished it up this afternoon. As with all of Sweets' kits, I loved it. A relaxing (mostly), easy build and 4 really cool livery. The model was airbrushed with Alclad II White Aluminum, and Gunze-Sangyo acrylics. I fashioned a rudimentary seat harness from Tamiya tape. I'm especially pleased that I successfully placed both exhaust stubs and the aiming periscope! Those exhaust stubs were smaller than a pin head! The backdrop is another Coastal Kits set. I say "mostly" relaxing as the fuselage decals were a bit of a challenge. I used liquid mask on the canopy panes, but it didn't work as well as I'd hoped. So, I went back over the frames with a Molotov chrome marker. That actually worked pretty well. Weathering was omitted because this machine is so elegant I want it to stand on its own merits. Enjoy the pics!
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