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Tamiya 1/32 A6M2b Zero (Zeke) almost done

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    November 2019
Tamiya 1/32 A6M2b Zero (Zeke) almost done
Posted by FuzzDad on Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:58 PM

Started this back in early June...have had some setbacks but more-or less done w/some things to do (aerial wire, touch-up paint, a few PE parts for canopy, etc.).


More stuff here

Engine Pics





  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:52 PM
Very nice


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    June 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:22 AM
Wow! Awesome job. Love the finish and panel line detail. Your engine work and cockpit are outstanding. Great job.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Tamiya 1/700 HMS Nelson

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, September 14, 2020 10:31 AM

That's got great details. It looks amazing and is huge. Well done.


On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !


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    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, September 14, 2020 11:11 AM

That is looking all kinds of spectacular!

Excellent work. YesYesYes


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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 14, 2020 11:36 AM

Oh wow! Beautiful work!!! Heart

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  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, September 14, 2020 1:39 PM

Outstanding work on this "Zero". Your cockpit work puts this plane over the top.

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    November 2019
Posted by FuzzDad on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:27 PM

Thx everyone!  The panel lines are simply a Flory "Dark Dirt" wash over Testors gloss.  It's a bit much considering this particular aircraft was at Pearl Harbor and at that time the Japanese took meticulous care of their aircraft...even polishing them...but the wash adds great detail...and because the wash is can wipe off as little or as much as you want w/water. No harsh chemicals. It's not as detailed as using pin washes...but at the "two foot" rule it rocks. 

I really like working the engines and the cockpit and if you want to see a progression of shots, I've posted them at my web site  There's also a nice set of progression shots from my 1/32 Corsair engine as well. I have a long way to go to reach Wauchop's or Greene's level...or a lot of the folks here...but you have to start somewhere.  :)

Find the blog entry for this aircraft. It's a WIP and I'll be adding text to explain some of it. It's really not that hard to get this level of detail on 1/32d scale aircraft. Number one...the kit details are excellent and number 2...just take your time.

Here's a quick set of pics from the site:

Small parts and wires

Mr Surfacer 1500

Painted, not weathered


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