EoJ GB: Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero type 21, Hasegawa 1/48
Finally I had the opportunity to join this fantastic GB with a Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero. As a matter of fact, Spiros @fiveten, invited me to join his already started thread with my Zero as well and do a combo build.
I was honored to receive this invite and was eager to start with this beautiful Hasegawa kit.
Hasegawa provided the possibility of three schemes and I decided to build the 2-1-128 from the HIYO carrier fighter squadron in April 1943. I was not able to find a real picture of this aircraft on the net but did find a profile of a different aircraft but clearly showing this camouflage pattern.
This Hasegawa kit goes together pretty well and hardly any putty is required. Interior is nicely detailed and also the external details like wheel wells, panel lines etc. are very nice.
The Zero is pre-shaded and after applying the camouflage I highlighted the panel lines with very thinned acrylic black-grey. The excessive paint was removed with a damped cloth.
The attached pictures were taken with artificial light because the weather did not allow me to take good pictures outdoor.
As said, it was a real honor to built this kit together with Spiros @fiveten, and I learned a lot from his approach and certain aspects.
Thanks a lot to all who have contributed in the building thread and helped me to get the most out of this kit.
Enjoy the pictures and I’m looking forward to receive feedback on how ro improve as well.
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