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[...]
The final years of war were troublesome to the Japanese industry.
The initial production of the famous Zero were up to the highest standards,to the point pilots rather be flying one of the old fighters due to its superior operational readiness [...]
This is one I did a little while back - the Japanese Air Self Defense Forces (JASDF) Mitsubishi F-2A from Hasegawa. It's a very nice kit and much like Israeli F-15s and F-16s offers a nice colourful alternative to USAF ghost grey scheme[...]
1/72 Hasegawa, started 2006, stripped off the Gunze paint in 2013, repainted with MM 15050 and Tamiya enamels to replace the decals which fell apart and did not match the noted Gunze paint, the decals I did use were coated with MS liquid decal f[...]
Vintage kit from Tamiya which was sleeping for about 15 years in my basement.
After some days sick at home I have decided to restart building models. Wow what a great feeling to redo something with my hands.
I used Tamiya lacquers, dry brushing[...]
This plane represents one of the 2nd wave that stroke Pearl Harbour, from the Akagi.
I scribed lots of panel lines and rivets so, at the end, did a heavy weathering to made those work pop.
After a break of almost 30 years, I have lots of old box[...]
This is my latest finished model.
It was brushpainted using Revell acrylics, using Black Green 40 for the upper sides and Light Grey Satin 371 for the undersides (which was a pain to paint because satin doesn´t have a grip as strong as matt pain[...]
This is Hasegawa's 1:48 scale kit of one of the variant's of Mitsubishi's famous fighter aircraft.
Because of the squared off wing tips, allied pilots thought they were facing a new Japanese fighter, and gave her a different recognition name, [...]
As the third specimen of my "Captured Warbirds" serie this one is quite interesting. This Zero was shoot down over Akutan, Alaska, in the Aleutian islands, in July of 1942. The plane was shoot in the oil return line so the pilot, Tadayoshi Kog[...]
Well I finally completed her. Many of you provided wonderful comments and questions when I posted the past several WIP articles on this complex build. I truly appreciated all the compliments and comments. Overall this was a complex but fun bu[...]