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Tamiya A6M5 5a Japanese Zero

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Tamiya A6M5 5a Japanese Zero
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, April 12, 2019 6:30 AM

This was the new tooling release from ten/eleven years ago...I usually don't spent the kind of money on kits that Tamiya charges (especially new releases),  but this one was a gift from the spousal unit on my very first father's day,  ten years ago, just a month before my son was born.  I didn't start on it for a few years, but I finally finished it a few weekends ago....

 

 

Special thanks to 'Doogsmodels' on youtube, also a veteran of the forums here...for the black-basing experiments he worked through and posted on youtube!

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, April 12, 2019 6:51 AM

It looks very well done. I love the chipping. Did you use paint, or did you use a chipping solution? 

 

EDIT: With imgur, if you copy the BBCode, you can paste and see the picture in your post.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, April 12, 2019 7:54 AM

Looks great!  love the weathering.  You need to build more!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 Swift

1/72 B-58, 1/144 B-47

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, April 12, 2019 8:51 AM

What a fantastic job!

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Bandai 1/144 X-Wing Starfighter and a Y-Wing Starfighter.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, April 12, 2019 12:51 PM

hogfanfs

It looks very well done. I love the chipping. Did you use paint, or did you use a chipping solution? 

 

EDIT: With imgur, if you copy the BBCode, you can paste and see the picture in your post.

 

 

The chipping is actually old school.  I used a torn off piece of sponge dipped in vallejo aluminum and randomly "drybrushed" on, as well as a small section of fingerprint above the fuselage hinomaru...  

As for the BB code....I was looking for that, but the imgur app wouldn't give me one....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, April 12, 2019 12:57 PM

falconmod

Looks great!  love the weathering.  You need to build more!

John

 

 

I am in the process...I have two I am actively working on finishing before I start my next project...

I started an Eduard Hellcat a few years ago, but life got in the way and it kept getting shifted around.  It is currently on my bench, awaiting the finishing work ....it is mostly assembled, and the airframe is painted in the three tone blue.  I need to decal, weather and panel line wash the airframe, and build the drop tank, main gear and prop, and I will be finished everything except adding the canopy (which I am waiting on a replacement from Eduard...)

 

My next "unstarted" project is the Italeri Osprey that I am finishing in a "what if"

D-Day/c47 skytrain finish....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Friday, April 12, 2019 8:47 PM

Fantastic job.  Looks like you did a great job painting the figure as well.  Nice to hear I’m not the only one that adds fingerprint designs to their builds

 

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, April 12, 2019 10:26 PM

Looks great! Thanks for sharing. 

 

Spousal unit....Big Smile

 "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 Friday, April 12, 2019 10:52 PM
Beautifully done. I built that great kit when it first came out.
fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:25 PM

Great Build! Keep up the good work and keep posting pics.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, April 15, 2019 8:57 PM

fox

Great Build! Keep up the good work and keep posting pics.

Jim  Captain

 

 

Thank you all for the kind words!  I am nowhere near as prolific as many of you on here, with assisting the running of an 80 kid strong cub scout pack!   Although,  I am in the process of starting up a model building club within our pack.  We did a group build back in January and had an amazing turnout, and got a few kids and parents into building too!  We will be planning the events for next year over the summer, and we hope to do several group builds....

 

 

I submitted this image to the magazine....I hope, for the kids, we get published!  They would be so excited!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 7:44 PM

Fantastic job Justin! Toast Toast Good luck with the group. 

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:46 AM

model building with your scout troup, great work!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:39 AM

Oh wow, great job there! Beautiful work! 

And thanks for bringing the hobby to the scouts! 

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

 

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