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Tamiya Zero -Finished (Photos)

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Tamiya Zero -Finished (Photos)
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 11:14 PM
1/48th scale A6m2 "Zeke kit #61016. True scale is 1/50th
Aeromaster decals #48-159,True detail fast frames and wheels are the only aftermarket items used. Aeromaster acrylics applied to this unusual paint scheme.

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Type 21, 261 NAG, Saipan Feb 1944.

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Moskit exhaust.

Easy and nice kit for it's age.

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Posted by renarts on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 11:43 PM
Looks sharp. Well done.

Mike
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Thursday, June 19, 2003 2:13 AM
Nice looking model. Don't get me wrong, but wasn't that 'interior blue' a bit less 'electric'..?
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Posted by RonUSMC on Thursday, June 19, 2003 2:22 AM
Lookin sharp!

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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Thursday, June 19, 2003 4:59 AM
Looks pretty cool, I like the scheme you chose. Something a bit different is always nice!


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Posted by garyfo on Thursday, June 19, 2003 8:28 AM
Nice lookin' plane!

I can't put my finger on what color the prop is though? Looks...kinda...brassy/rust...dunno...it's a cool effect though.
Gary
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Thursday, June 19, 2003 10:09 AM
That's a brownish color that the Japs used for their props, I think it was only used on IJN aircraft, though. Not totally sure...

Kinda funny this comes up, just the other day we were having a discussion over here about Hasegawa's instructions calling out colors like "cowl color" and "propeller color" with no mention as to what these colors actually are. Eight Ball [8]

Well, if you want to paint the propeller, I guess, logically, it'd be painted... uh... propeller color. Right? So it does make sense after all... right? Uh... Tongue [:P]


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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 19, 2003 8:30 PM
Well DoneSmile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 19, 2003 10:10 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by garyfo

Nice lookin' plane!

I can't put my finger on what color the prop is though? Looks...kinda...brassy/rust...dunno...it's a cool effect though.


That is Aeromaster Red Brown Primer for the IJN prop color I used. I have a little of it left. I used to use Panzer Red/Brown before. Wink [;)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 19, 2003 10:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by djmodels1999

Nice looking model. Don't get me wrong, but wasn't that 'interior blue' a bit less 'electric'..?


You get the cookie!, Acutally it is Gunze interior blue, and it does look to blue, or acutally to bright. It should have a little more green in it and toned down.Shy [8)]


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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 19, 2003 10:19 PM
As I understand it the prop blades were painted in some sort of red oxide paint, somewhere between Revell #37 & Humbroll #113. I'm building two zero's at the moment. The Tamiya A6m2 & an ancient Monogram A6m5 both 1/48th. luckily my friend has the 1/32nd Tamiya A6m5 (unbuilt) so I can check that for details, and that does look like a nice kit to build.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 20, 2003 10:32 AM
Very nicely done! Blackwolf is correct-excellent paint scheme. From the photos it looks as though you did an very good job of eliminating scale effect.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 20, 2003 12:56 PM
Very Nice Work!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 20, 2003 2:41 PM
Looks great! From what I can see, all of the colors seem "right on". Smile [:)]

I would like to comment about the metallic blue-green interior color that has been criticised. This was a transparent primer used for salt-water corrosion protection called "aotake". Aotake translates as "blue bamboo" or "young bamboo" or "green bamboo". Mr. Robert C. Mikesh, author of "Japanese Aircraft Interiors 1940-1945", states: "Encounters with aotake in protected areas such as under tightly riveted pieces of metal reveal a deep transparent blue. In areas where long exposure has occurred, aotake is much lighter and greener....Therefore, when simulating it for whatever purpose---if it looks right, it is right." Wink [;)]

I am assuming that the green camouflage and the red-brown primer spinner & prop were applied in the field. This early mod. of the Zero would have been supplied by the factory in overall light gray and the prop & spinner in natural or polished aluminum.

Pete

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