This is my recently completed 1/48 Minicraft/Hasegawa A6M5a Zero.
A few months ago I found it’s worn & battered 1985 dated box on the consignment table at the LHS for $10. Given the price of new kits these days, it seemed like a [...]
Here goes my recent project, the really nice Zero from Eduard. The kit is well engineered with nice details, including rivets. Version is the Profipack, so lots of PE and masks for the clear parts. The decals are the new type, i.e. [...]
Alright ladies and gentlemen, calling this one done.
Airfix Mitsubishi Zero B-21, from the Dogfight set. Carrier Soryu, Battle of Midway, June 4th 1942.
AK Interactive and Ammo Mig acrylics and a Ammo Mig panel line wash in ocre.
As always [...]
Just finished this one this afternoon. It's the 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2b Zero from the Rabaul boxing.
The interior is dressed up with a Quinta cockpit set and the roundels and tail codes are painted using masks. The cowl gun barrels [...]
Weathering patterns of Japanese WWII aircraft fascinated me more than the aircraft themselves. However, due to the scarcity and low quality of photographs from that era, it is very difficult for me to nail the core of a weathered surface [...]
This is Tamiya's 1/48 Zero, (originally issued in the 1970's), with some extra detailing on the engine, landing gear, and an Eduard's photoetch cockpit set, with extra detail added.
Paints are Tamiya acrylics, weathering with oils and [...]
This is Tamiya's aging 1/48 "Rufe",(released in 1973!)
Its a nice, simple build out of the box, and with a little help, can look quite presentable.
I tweaked it with lots of weight in the front of the float, added Eduard's [...]
The A6M2 Model 21 Zero revealed it was slightly underpowered when it entered combat in 1941. Mitsubishi answered this problem with the A6M3, powered by an uprated Sakae 21 engine, which used a two-speed supercharger for [...]
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 Zero Fighter 1/72 scale from Academy kit, (Naval Pilot Takeo [...]
Brand New Tool from Academy - A6M2b Zero fighter (Model 21) in 1/48 scale. Great looking kit, great fit.
I am NOT! being paid to promote this kit, paints, tools and to make this video! Thanks!
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