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Tora! Tora! Tora! Eduard 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero"

March 26, 2022 · in Aviation · · 19 · 1.4K

Tora! Tora! Tora! 's 1/48 A6M2 "". Easily Eduard's most sublime kit to date.

Built Out of the Box.
National Insignia masked & painted.
Unit ID Bands masked & painted.
Wing walkway warnings masked & painted.
Rivet detail removed from sanding replaced.
E-Z Line antenna.
Tamiya, MRP, & GSI-Creos paints used.
Light weathering with oils.
Navigation & Tail lights are 5-minute Epoxy.

This is the second of this kit that I've completed, and It's just so great. The engineering and fit is perfect. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Reader reactions:
18Β  Awesome

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19 responses

  1. Nice work Brian. If this is your second Zero I imagine the other one in the headlines soon also, no? Keep them coming

  2. James Beautiful looking Zero !

  3. Nice build! looks like a good kit

  4. Looking great! I've recently picked up the profipack kit and am struggling to decide what scheme, I'll be definitely eyeing up this post for inspiration!

    Glad to hear both you and Brian Scott praising the kit, I know Eduard can sometimes go full on with the details and have some questionable design or fit decisions, but this doesn't seem to be the case here.

  5. Nice result. This is indeed a great kit.

    What did you have to sand?

  6. Fantastic Zero, James!

  7. Brilliant work James , I've never built a Zero ,gonna have to now !

  8. Amazing looking Zero, James @jkelleycrna
    The interior is a gem as well.

  9. Beautiful! What exterior paints did you use? Thanks

  10. Gorgeous looking!

  11. Beautiful build James! I have two Tamiya kits of this in the stash. Looking forward to building them now!

  12. Very nice Zeke - looks great!

  13. Looks great, James. The dual Eduard kit is on my short list of kits to build when I need a good OOB experience.

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