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Tamiya 1/48 A6M Zero
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:59 PM

My fifth completed kit.  I'm really happy with how it turned out overall.  Drilled holes in the kit seat to more accurately reflect the real thing, and added some masking tape seat belts.  I painted the insignia's, only using the decals for the tail and japanese writing on the aft fuselage.  Thanks for looking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:20 PM

You did a very nice job on this classic Tamiya kit! 

Whats next for you?

 

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Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:20 PM

Very nice!

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Posted by knox on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:26 PM

I like it. Nice job!  

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Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:08 PM

Nice! Well done. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:18 PM

WOW!! That IS a nice job on this kit. 

                   

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:27 PM

Looks awesome!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:27 AM

That's a real good looking zero....

 .Nick

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:36 AM

Oh WOW! My fifth completed kit... well I don't want to talk about it! 

But you did a beautiful job there!!! Really impressed by the painting on the canopy, I use pre-cut masks but I still hate them. 

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

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:05 AM

Fifth kit??? Wow, really nice job. I love that classic Tamiya kit.  Keep building!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:11 AM

Beautiful job on your Zeke! Your painting/ panel line highlighting/ weathering skills are amazingly good for just your fifth build. Are you using an air brush or rattle can spray paint? I think you should consider using pre-cut masking (Eduards, Montex) for your canopy frame painting in future aircraft builds, your skill level really warrents it IMO. 
Nice job! Keep building and posting!

John

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Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:54 PM

nearsightedjohn

Beautiful job on your Zeke! Your painting/ panel line highlighting/ weathering skills are amazingly good for just your fifth build. Are you using an air brush or rattle can spray paint? I think you should consider using pre-cut masking (Eduards, Montex) for your canopy frame painting in future aircraft builds, your skill level really warrents it IMO. 
Nice job! Keep building and posting!

John

 

 

I appreciate your comments.  Yes, I hadn't thought about masks, but with this build I identified the canopy framing as an area that I want to improve.

I am using an Iwata HP-CS.  My biggest challenge is that I am colorblind.  Anything outside of paint callouts is almost impossible for me to match.  Don't be too harsh if I post a purple Corsair!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 10, 2020 2:06 PM

John, I'm colorblind too, red green.  I paint by number mostly but I'm pretty much convinced that none of these guys see color the same anyway!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Friday, December 18, 2020 5:37 PM

LMAO!!! FIFTH KIT?????
DANG! Looks to me like you have a MUCH better appreciation and grasp of the art (as a beginner) than most of us who post here ever did! My first 50 models were garbage - and I loved them all. Slam them together and play with them....maybe see if they flew? Or what would a firecracker or three do to them?
Nice job, mate. Absolutely.
Just a little advice....read as much as you can about finishes and weathering - experiment....and ask questions! Aftermarket masks can really make a difference. Tamiya yellow tape is also really helpful - and it NEVER leaves residue behind.
All the folks here are AMAZING and have an incredible depth of knowledge.
I have NEVER come across someone who was unwilling to share their skills to help others.
If you have a question - just ask! We're here for you.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 18, 2020 8:45 PM

For just the fifth build, WOW.

Only tip I can give...once you unmask the canopy, run a blade along the edge of the framing on any bleed through.  Then you can scrape with a toothpick.

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Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Saturday, December 19, 2020 8:46 PM

leemitcheltree

LMAO!!! FIFTH KIT?????

 

 

Haha.  Thanks for the compliment.  Let me clarify a little here. I'm 41 and have an art background so a lot of the weathering techniques are not new to me.  Have loved aircraft since I was 3.  About a year ago I started finding some of the YouTubers modeling channels.  I was hooked and kept thinking "I can do that".  So I'm doing it and having a blast.  I have a special project in mind that I'm going to to attempt.  Something I haven't seen on here yet.  I hope I can build what's in my head.  I will share it with everyone when completed.  

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