HI all, it's been a long time since I've posted here, but don't worry (!) I have been building. I actually have a handful of models on the go, which is not something I like doing. Anyway, I've been working on the old Hasegawa A6M3 (two actually) in order to clear out my Zero collection in anticipation of the new Eduard Zeros.
Surprisingly, I didn't take any photos of the cockpit before I closed up the fuselage, but since the detail isn't memorable, nothing much was lost. As with all Hasegawa Zero kits, one must be careful with the fit of the gun troughs to eliminate as much sanding and filling as possible. The oil cooler is a separate piece as in the A6M2 kit, but this time it fit much better, as did the wings to fuselage.
I used a chunk of clear sprue for the wingtip lights as the clear parts didn't fit very well (this is something I'm working on improving my skills on), and added a rod on the left side .
10 attached images. Click to enlarge.