A6M5C ZeroAcademy 1/72

December 10, 2022 · in Aviation · · 22 · 1K

In my collection there is almost nothing about Japanese artifacts, so I decided to build this so much important aircraft of that country, operated during WWII. I chose A6M5C Fighter scale from kit, (Naval Pilot Takeo Tanimizu 203rd FG, Kagoshima, June 1945), in OOB style. The kit was first injected in 1998 and it has good shape, good fittings and fine details.

Used materials:
All colors and clear in polyester by Dryco Colors;
Seat belts made from Tamiya tape;
Weathering in oils;
Static grass on simple base;
Figure from Hasegawa pilots set;
Drums by Fuel Models.

Zero Tamiya 1/32 instruction booklet;
Tamiya 1/32 A6M2 Zero by Tom Cleaver (@tcinla);
1/48 Hasegawa A6M5c Zero by Brian Scott (@f-104nut);
Zero A6M book by H. P. Wilmott.

Finally, I am very happy with this tiny model.

PS: I forgot the pitot (LOL).

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22 responses

  1. Great job on this- it really built up into a fine model with great weathering. The figure and base really add a lot as well!

  2. Nice job Roberto, the finish on the model and the base looks great!

  3. Beautiful result, Roberto @boblucio
    The little base does indeed add a lot to this already great looking Zero.

  4. Great build! I have build this kit two years ago and it was one of the best zero fighters that I build (I have six zero in my collection and two in my bench).

  5. That’s really great, Roberto. Nice cockpit.

  6. Your 'zero' looks like a 'ten' OOB, Roberto. Nice weathering.

  7. Looks great, Roberto.

  8. Nicely done Roberto.

  9. Really good looking Zero, well done!

  10. Yes, this plane is one of the most important aircraft in WW2, a must for any serious collector, and you’ve made a great example.

  11. That's a lovely Zero - I have this same kit, and hope I do it the justice you did!

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