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Hamp Over Salomon Islands

April 20, 2021 · in Aviation · 11 · 2K

The history of the fighting around the Solomon Islands has always amazed me. The Japanese had a sea advantage, but the losses they suffered were, unlike the Americans, impossible to make up for. while for the US navy, the loss of several dozen ships, even cruisers, had to be made up for in a year. After watching the movie "Zero Fighter" I decided to make a model of the Airplane from the theater of fighting over the Solomon Islands. Apparently, this particular plane was escorted by the G4M bomber that was carrying Admiral Yamamoto. Unfortunately, after the fact, I found out that the vertical rudder in red is only the joyful creativity of the ROP os. From czech. A photo of the original indicates a darker color, but it is just a different shade of green on the shuttle.

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  1. That's another great Zero, @lis.
    Regarding accuracy, I cannot comment, but your model is fantastic!
    Love the weathering! Might I assume you used the "weathering" powders shown at the first pic?
    Keep them coming!

  2. A clipped wing Zero , nice.
    I wouldn't tell anyone about the red tail maybe not being accurate. It looks the part.


    • If no one talks, it may pass 🙂
      I'm glad you like the model. It was the first truly professional model after a 25-year break from aviation modeling. I made two more Zero fighters before starting this model. I have done more mistakes. Propeller colour are not good. Main green (Tamiya Green 2) is not good at all in real IJN Colour. Better for this plane is gunze for example H59. I learn from my mistakes and listen to wise people on the subject.

  3. A real beauty, Lis @lis
    Agree with our friend Spiros (@fiveten) about the weathering, very realistic.

  4. Nice work on this Lis. Your work on these Zeros shows that modeling is indeed "like riding a bicycle."

  5. I can't comment on the correct colour, but your model certainly looks well finished, definitely liked.

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