Hasegawa 1:48 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero (Captured Pt.2)

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  • 1/48, A6M5, Hasegawa, The empire of Japan 1919-1946
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  • George Henderson said 6 days, 7 hours ago:

    Masks done and Tamiya XF-11, J.N. Green. I made gosh darned sure that I would short myself on the green crosses. Drying over night and then I’ll add the cross masks and spray the white. One of the photos shows that the moving surfaces were only lightly sprayed over.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 6 days, 5 hours ago:

    Super job indeed, @blackadder57!

  • Erik Gjørup said 5 days, 22 hours ago:

    This is going to look so cool in white I think.

  • George Henderson said 4 days, 16 hours ago:

    Thanks guys. Main painting complete with a few touch-ups around the canopy area. Couldn’t achieve the look I was going after around the moving surfaces due to AB issue; it started developing spitting issues. Not really sure of the problem. After few minutes I noticed that the air pressure was only at about 14psi with a 2:1 Tamiya mix. I cranked it up to about 18psi and this seemed to solve most but not all of the spitting. Might be a tip problem? I’ve used this particular Aztek tip for quite a while so it may need replaced. Luckily when I replace one I have a back-up ready. I’m going to soak the tip in cleaner, test drive it and then make the call. Anyhoo……

    I did manage to get the look I was after with the cowling

  • Jeremy Millan said 4 days, 15 hours ago:

    I’m liking this one… looks clean!

    I always end up accidently breaking the antenna off if I install it when painting.

  • George Henderson said 4 days, 15 hours ago:

    Thanks Jeremy. I ended up with a fresh out of the paint-shop look instead of a been around the block a few times look

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 4 days, 15 hours ago:

    This looks AMAZING @blackadder57. I ‘ve never seen a model of it before and….I just love it.
    You did a nice paint job, my friend.
    Upon airbrush spitting…well, first action is to crank up the pressure, as you did. Glad it worked well.

  • George Henderson said 4 days, 15 hours ago:

    Thank you Spiros

  • Erik Gjørup said 4 days, 6 hours ago:

    Hope your spitting stops – and great looking plane you got there! I see what you mean by the look on the cowling, and on my screen some of it is present on the elevator and rudders? Really looking forward to seeing it crossing the line George (@blackadder57)

  • George Henderson said 2 days, 15 hours ago:

    Thanks Erik. On finals now; a few touch-ups and add the wingtip lights and prop

    Hope to have this completed shortly. On a personal note, when done, this will be my sixth completed kit for the year, a new personal best

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 2 days, 14 hours ago:

    Approaching the final stage, looking great @blackadder57!

  • Jeremy Millan said 2 days, 10 hours ago:

    Looking good! Im liking these captured Zero’s you’re doing. At first glance I think of a german plane because of crosses.

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