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Tamiya 1/32 Scale Mitsubishi A6M5c Zero - Finished

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Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Tamiya 1/32 Scale Mitsubishi A6M5c Zero - Finished
Posted by Ole on Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:04 AM

This one has been on the bench for a while between other projects. I have another large plane project coming up, so I figured I'd better wrap this one up to make room.

This is Tamiya's kit 60309 and second time I build this. This one definitely turned out better. The kit itself is awesome with lots of details. No aftermarket details were added except for a set of Montex paint masks for all the main markings. The landing gear is retractable, and the cowlings can be removed.

I tried to use the blackbasing technique on this one. I'm still on the fence using the technique over the traditional preshading.

Thanks for looking!

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:12 AM

Well done! Yes

Nick

  • Member since
    January, 2019
Posted by Edwin on Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:37 AM

Ole, great job with your Zero Yes

What did you use for the antenna wire? Noticed it curves slightly near the tail fin.

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:41 AM

Fantastic!  You did am awesome job.

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:44 AM

Edwin

Ole, great job with your Zero Yes

What did you use for the antenna wire? Noticed it curves slightly near the tail fin.

 

 

Thanks all, 

It's a piece of metal wire that came with the kit. I should be able to straighten it out a bit.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:07 AM
Awesome! I thought I was the only one who wasn’t a fan of the black base technique. I guess I’m not alone. Thanks for sharing.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:46 AM
very VERY nice finish on this one!
Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:59 PM

waikong
very VERY nice finish on this one!
 

 

Thanks a lot!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:14 PM

Oh krap, thought I'd already commented here.

Superb job, the chipping and weathering looks incredible!!!

 

Heart

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, March 03, 2019 6:11 PM

Great job on this build, Ole! I just started the same kit for the Japanese Group Build, and I hope that mine turns out half as good as your's did!

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:04 AM

Devil Dawg

Great job on this build, Ole! I just started the same kit for the Japanese Group Build, and I hope that mine turns out half as good as your's did!

Gary Mason

 

 

Thanks, it's a great kit and I'll definitely get another one.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 11, 2019 8:32 AM

Looks great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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