Review: Eduard’s A6M2 Zero- their first profipack edition
Today the postman delivers a couple of kits in my door step, all late X-mas gifts.
One of them is the brand new- January release- A6M2 Zero in its first profipack box.
Although this is no serious inbox review, I want to share a few points that caught my eye and I have not seen described elsewhere until today.
First, and unlike several other kits from their near past (2020-21) all main parts come in one single plastic bag. The exception, fortunately, is the clear parts sprue.
As a result the pilot seat comes already loose inside the bag, again fortunately, without damage.
Second is that my first impression of the plastic surface is that is second to none, as good or better than their previous best surface detail.., yummy!
Third is that the PE fret offers IP for what in a first impression seems meant for 2 models, when in fact is for either a Mitsubishi or a Nakashima built Zero.
The green is a tad lighter in one of the IP (the one for a plane built by Mitsubishi) as the other is a more darker hue green (Nakajima built).
This is a very thoughtful detail that shows how committed this Czech company is to the more knowledgeable modeler.
Finally the meatballs… seems Eduard provides two shades of red for the Japanese Hinomaru.
I think that even in the photo this feature is clearly discernible
I'm no expert on nippon stuff but from what I've read in the wide web, opinions about the red shade or perhaps just weathered shades of the Japanese national insignia is not consensual (what a surprise, right?!)
This one goes directly to my workbench, and I can only say that the Gunze H70 is not the paint I'll be using to paint my Saburo machine model 😉