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Tamiya 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero completed (picture)

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  • From: SE Michigan
Tamiya 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero completed (picture)
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, February 23, 2009 7:41 PM

This is a very nice kit. It is hard to believe the molds are 20 years old. Great price too. 

Hop you like it.


 

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Posted by trexx on Monday, February 23, 2009 7:46 PM

Did you retouch that photo!?!

What a CHERRY!  Luv-it. Outstanding work. Post more pics, pleaze!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, February 23, 2009 7:52 PM
 trexx wrote:

Did you retouch that photo!?!

What a CHERRY!  Luv-it. Outstanding work. Post more pics, pleaze!

LOL. Thanks! No.. No photo retouching going on over here!

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Posted by ModelNerd on Monday, February 23, 2009 10:19 PM
Beautiful work!

- Mark


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Posted by RadMax8 on Monday, February 23, 2009 10:46 PM
I've got this kit in the stash! Very nice job. I too liked the price. How did you mask the canopy?
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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 23, 2009 10:55 PM
Nicely done!  All of the extra work you put into this one really paid off. Thumbs Up [tup]

Frank

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 5:01 AM

 RadMax8 wrote:
I've got this kit in the stash! Very nice job. I too liked the price. How did you mask the canopy?

Ahhh! Don't ask me about the canopy!  It was truely the only un-enjoyable part of the build. As I told some fellow modelers at breakfast a few days ago, I am lucky there was not a revolver next to me while I was painting the canoy or I might not be here Banged Head [banghead]

To answer your question though, I masked it with Tamiya tape. I masked and painted all the horizontal lines first. Then painted the vertial lines. Then I masked the remaining odd angles of the windscreen.

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Posted by jeff on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 7:18 AM
Very nicely done!  My only criticism is, next time, post more pics!  Wink [;)] Would love to see some other angles.
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:46 AM

Now that's a clean Build.  Glad to see someone buck the trend of overly weathered models.  Nicely done Thumbs Up [tup].

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:28 AM
I love your zero and want to marry it...
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Posted by Luftwoller on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 2:47 PM

I love it too and want to marry Manstein Dinner [dinner]

...Guy

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Posted by psufan74 on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 3:50 PM
Awesome job! I am also interested on how you masked the canopy.
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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 3:59 PM

No Patty-Fingers if you please. The proprieties at all times!

 Luftwoller wrote:

I love it too and want to marry Manstein Dinner [dinner]

...Guy

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 26, 2009 8:11 AM

Added a few more pics!

Thanks!

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Posted by MIflyer on Thursday, February 26, 2009 10:47 AM

Great job, the canopy frames jumped out at me - they look flawless. Thumbs Up [tup]

Kevin

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  • From: VA Beach, VA
Posted by Thunder Toad on Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:56 AM

Which kit number is this?

It's a beautiful build.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, February 27, 2009 5:46 AM
 Thunder Toad wrote:

Which kit number is this?

It's a beautiful build.

 Thanks!

61016 Is the kit number.

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Posted by Panther 44 on Friday, February 27, 2009 10:40 AM

Hi cbaltrin,

 I will start by saying that I don't particularly care for the "showroom look", but now for a heaping helping of my own words.

 That is one fantastic paint job. Extremely well done and without a doubt very eye catching.

 What brand/color did you use on kit?

 Thanks so much for sharing and I'd go 10 out of 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, February 28, 2009 1:30 AM
 Panther 44 wrote:


Hi cbaltrin,
...

 That is one fantastic paint job. Extremely well done and without a doubt very eye catching.

 What brand/color did you use on kit?


 Thanks for the compliment.  I used Mr.Color lacquers (#128 Gray Green for the exterior) and clear coated with Mr.Color Clear Semi-Gloss.
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  • From: 40 klicks east of the Gateway
Posted by yardbird78 on Saturday, February 28, 2009 1:59 AM

Fantastic work on the Zero.  The paint job is superb.

Darwin, O.F.  Alien [alien] 

 

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Posted by Panther 44 on Saturday, February 28, 2009 8:04 AM

 cbaltrin wrote:
 Panther 44 wrote:


Hi cbaltrin,
...

 That is one fantastic paint job. Extremely well done and without a doubt very eye catching.

 What brand/color did you use on kit?


 Thanks for the compliment.  I used Mr.Color lacquers (#128 Gray Green for the exterior) and clear coated with Mr.Color Clear Semi-Gloss.

 

Hello,

 Thanks for the information. Again that's one fantastic assembly/painting/finishing job.

                                                                                               Joe Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by Dimples82 on Saturday, February 28, 2009 2:46 PM

Beautiful Zeke! Best one I have seen built! Glad you did not over-weather it as it the current trend for some reason (yuk!). Not odd at all to see an early war zero looking factory fresh. Thanks for posting pictures of that little gem!

Oh yea, Awesome photography! Hard to find a great looking model and great photography all in the same post!

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