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Zero Floatplane

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  • Whaz up 7793,
    The prop sure looks niceTongue [:P]. By chance would you have any full view pics??
    Looks good so far.
    Flaps up,Mike

      If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

  • Yea here ya go
  • Hey 7793,
    SWEET job my friend. I especially like the panel effect. Which method did you use, pastel chalk or the "smudge wash"?
    I myself I prefer to use the smudge wash. Again good job.
    Flaps up,Mike

      If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

  • 7793,

    Super job. How about some of the details, e.g. what kit, what scale, colors, referrences, modifications, etc. Was the Zero on floats referred to as a "Rufe". I know practically "zero" about Japanese aircraft. (pun intended) I think I read somewhere that the japanese painted their cockpit interiors with a blue color. Is this right? If so, what color of blue, and does anyone produce the color? I don't think I have ever seen a Model Masters color "Japanese Interior Blue".

    The finish on your model is outstanding. the weathering is in proportion to the scale, that is it is not overdone. It looks like you "faded" the green to give it an aged/weathered look. How did you accomplish that? If you don't mind, share some of your secrets with us. rangerj
  • Looks pretty trick, 7793. Is that the Tamiya kit?

    Also, nice website. You've got quite a number of nice lookin' built-ups.

    Fade to Black...
  • Looks excellent, great photo's, i'd guess at Hasegawa ? - Revell also had a 1:72 ex FROG ' Rufe ' from way back - i took a look - in-box - for SMAKR, not in the same league as modern kits tho..............Shy [8)]
    www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/portland/971/home.htm
  • It was the Tamiya kit, i just sprayed it light grey and used the pastel method on the panel lines. The chipping effect was a metalizer sprayed first then while it was still wet with the top color i used a piece of tape and pulled the paint off. It was known as the (Rufe) i am no expert on Jap aircraft but, i liked it and always wanted to do it.
  • Hi ya 7793 ...

    Very nice ... good pics ... I have always admired the "look" that a classic aircraft on floats has ... just something about the old float planes. Thanks so much for sharing Approve [^] ... !!!

    FreedomEagle1953

    Chicago, IL area

    "keep on building 'em ... but don't glue your fingers together"