Eduard Profipack Zero – Saburo Sakai A6M2
Those you happened to stumble on my WIP journal over at the Empire of Japan GB pages will know I got this kit Arcturo very end of last year (actually got it home right after Christmas) and plunged right it to it.
Also, as it so frequently happens what was to be a few weeks time to get it done got into 3 months, some 50 hours or so, building it.
Most of that time went into paint experiences and correcting some foolish mistakes made along the journey. The most serious of these was sending the two exhaust pipes to the garbage along with their sprue tree… thank god for Eduard's customer service proficiency!
There are a few fiddle parts, like the UC legs and such but nothing anyone can't cope and get serious results.
I won't get much into the famous ace that flew this plane during 1942 right up to his most famous dogfight and return flight over Guadalcanal, as Saburo Sakai life is easily found online and some iModeler members, especially Tom Cleaver, can provide the extra details to his pilot exploits.
Here are several outdoor and indoor light pics, hope you enjoy… I sure did!