Mitshubishi A6M3 typ32, ZERO, "Hamp" serial number3030
petty officer 1st.class Kazuo Tsunoda, 2nd Air group 26.8.1942
Buna ,New Guinea.
Build from the box with some added necessary details from the wires.
Painted with MRP paint and [...]
A Zero from the Tainan Fighter Group, Buna, East-New Guinea, 1942-1943.
This is a real Oldie. A classic kit from the Tamiya range. Something reengraved. The rest build oob. Hinomarus and stripes painted on. The rest are original kit decals.[...]
The most iconic Japanese aircraft is easily the Mitsubishi A6M, and Tamiya's most recent tooling from 2008 absolutely does justice to such a plane. Before going any further this kit can be summed up as 'absolutely recommended', or 'one of the [...]
It's funny, but you will forgive me (I hope): since I returned to this hobby after more than 40 years of absence, I am amazed to retrace paths that others younger than me have already traveled. I have rediscovered a state of the art light years [...]
I like to think I know a fair bit about WW2 aviation, but I didn't expect how massive the G4M1 was until the box arrived in the post. At a wingspan of 41.6cm, and a fuselage length of 51.8cm, this model dwarfs anything else I've made and doesn't[...]
This is the first model I've finished in 15 years. To my credit, the last one I finished, a super-detailed 1/20 Tamiya Tyrrell P-34, won a 1st in category and a special award at the 2005 IPMS Nationals in Atlanta Georgia. But that was also the y[...]
This is the Tamiya 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero.
Another obscure kit from the cheap seats. I found this in a hobby shop which sells older kits.
Lodela's/Revell 1/72 Nakajima Rufe, the kit date backs to the late seventies and it's supposed to be Frog molds. A very basic kit, more basic then t[...]
With Louis Gardner's article series on Japanese aircraft colors ramping up ( I thought I'd deliver my take on the early war Mitsubishi A6M2.
Hasegawa's Zero has been around for 25 years now, and it is still a very nice kit. It comes together [...]
Japanese A6M Zero Colors.......... Part 1
I recently posted a similar article to this one about WW2 Japanese Aviation colors. It was not completely prepared so I removed the original posting. This is along the same line as my original inte[...]