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.
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I can't recommend this kit highly enough.
I only had to use smears of filler in a couple of places and that was probably down to operator error.
Primed with Tamiya Neutral Grey.
Painted with Mission Models Mitsubishi Interior Green, [...]
This was my second try at the big Zero from Tamiya. And I have to tell you, this is one of my favorite models. The cockpit sure looks complicated in all of its parts but they all fit together so nicely and the parts breakdown allows for [...]
The first two A6M1 prototypes were completed in March 1939, powered by the 780hp Mitsubishi Zuisei 13 engine. The first flew on April 1, 1939 and the two passed testing within a remarkably short period. The Imperial Navy accepted the [...]
Just finished this little gem from Tamiya.
It was the time build the Tamiya Zero and I was really impressed.
The overall fitting and crispy details makes hard to believe it's a 1/72nd scale kit.
Kit built OOTB including the [...]
On August 7th 1942, Ace Pilot Saburō Sakai underwent his most legendary mission and would narrowly survive being shot in the head by the rear gunner of a Dauntless dive bomber.
Escorting Japanese bombers to Guadalcanal, Sakai first [...]
The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" was a long-range carrier-based fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. Combining excellent maneuverability and very long range, it is considered to have been the most [...]