I finished this up last week, for am IPMS/USA review. It's a great kit.
The only additions I made was in the form of a set of Radu Brinzan's paper seat harnesses.
Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 of the 582nd Naval Air Group, Buin, Bouganville, flown by Major Saburo Shindo in June of 1943. The kit is box stock except for Eduard Photoetch seat belts and Modelkasten filament for the antenna wire. Pain[...]
I added a CMK interior and some wire to the engine and landing gear but that's about it. I am not sure who made the pilot's body but the head is from Reheat. This is my interpretation of Hiroyoshi Nishizawa's aircraft. This is a Mutsubishi buil[...]
I’ve been working on Tamiya’s 32nd scale Zero for a few months now.
Generally I enjoyed the build but didn’t appreciate the added complication of the working features. I also struggled with getting the front of the fuselage to line up correctly[...]
The Monogram A6M5 Zero is a very simple model. It has no real cockpit detail, a one piece canopy, and you can see through it looking from below through the wheel wells, when the landing gear is down. But when I was 14 years old, I won my first l[...]
This is my totally out of the box build of the kit I won at the 2013 Oregon Historical Modellers Show at McMinnville. The markings I chose of the 7 included are for NAP1/c Tsuguo Matsuyama, of Air Superiority Command, 2nd Strike Unit, from the [...]
I bought this model in Paris a few years ago at a really cool hobby shop on the Left Bank. Don't know why I bought because I could have purchased it here in the States for less.
Anyway, it's built straight out of the box. I used the hairspray t[...]
This kit have been standing on the shelf for quite awhile. This weekend I decided to have a quick and easy build.
The kit went together very nicely with very few fit problems. The cockpit is well detailed. I only added seat belts from lead foil[...]
Two kit picures from the CD solved and they are here to watch.
Hasegawa one best Zero in colors from Pearl Harbor and "Fao" V-1
from Tamiya kit build for custumer in 2005 .
Fairly weathered due to being an old A6m2. Taken off combat duties, fitted with a second cockpit ( at the expense of the front pilots canopy.) I really enjoyed this kit and love a bit of orange. :)