My latest build - a new tooling Zero from Arfix. Great kit (as the others "new tooling" kits from this manufacturer). This is completely OOB build, except a Pitot tube made of syringe needle and canopy masks from Eduard. Chipping made with AK Wo[...]
I have just completed this today. This is my 1/72 Tamiya A6M3 Hamp. A very nice kit in 1/72 one of the best I have built to date. As you can see I wanted to paint it in the same markings as the 1/48th one that I built years ago. Painted with Tam[...]
A nice kit. Horrible wheels...get yourself some resin ones if you build this. I used Eduard canopy mask..and will never NOT be able to use them in this scale again...I likely would still be masking the canopy without them!
Made out of the box with Eduard belts, painted with WEM colocoats.
The model is further Detailed performance in the cabin and outside, mechanics staff, I made myself
Forgot I had these shots, taken way back in 1999. The PoF Zero is the only original Zero left in the world, with a Sakae engine, the airframe was never torn down. This was one of about 14 that were captured on Saipan and returned to the US. I[...]
The raisen Zero!, probably my favourite plane of all times. I have model it in almost every scale and configuration and this time I'm presenting the 1/72 Fine Molds available only with number 276/277 of Model Graphix magazine. I just love this plane!
And another early build......
The A6M2 Zero made by Doyusha, released by Tomy and Swallow too....
The plane depicts the mount of Lt. Yukio Seki, leading the first Kamikaze attack on 25 oct. 1944.
Used the Hasegawa A6M5c wheels and propblades be[...]
Tamiya had released a bunch of Japanese WWII aircraft way back in the late 1970's early 1980's and, at the time, they were the cutting edge of modeling technology. Even today with all the advancements they are still pretty good and can be had f[...]
Here are the other Hasegawa 1/48 Zeros in my collection (so far).
They include the A6M3 type 32 "Hamp" with squared-off wingtips and deleted radio and antenna, A6M3 type 22 with white fuselage band, and A6M5c type 52 "Hei" flown by ace Takeo T[...]