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Jettail
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:46 AM GMT+7
It is one of the most well known aircraft of WW2, next to the Mustang, Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf-109, ask anyone an aircraft they could name thats from WW2, and one of these four would probably be the answer!

Nice job on the cockpit
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
This place has turned into "Zero" central! My cockpit is finally finished and the fuselage halves closed up and drying now.


I apologize for the low picture quality, I guess imgur hosting reduces the resolution.
Jettail
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 07:43 PM GMT+7
Well, the one I was doing is done, I do have the finished product...Im sorry I dont have the beginning XD, she is a Revelle A6M5 Zeke


If it doesnt work, I am still happy to see all you guys, Kinda wish I had done a P-40 XD
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 05:01 PM GMT+7
Aotake!

A minor shortcoming of this kit (almost universal with small scale fighter aircraft models, it seems) is the too-shallow wheel wells. One way to help them seem a little deeper without resorting to tedious reconstruction is to apply a dark color to them. The nice deep metallic blue of the Japanese “aotake” metal primer coating, in the form of Tamiya Metallic Blue X-13, does this pretty well.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 05:01 PM GMT+7

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Is it too late to put my hat in the Ring? ...



Welcome aboard, Cameron! (and I thought I started late...!)

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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:13 PM GMT+7
Cameron,

No worries as long as you can finish by 7 December

Dave
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:24 PM GMT+7
Is it too late to put my hat in the Ring? Probably is, I started it without taking a picture of the pre Build Oh well, maybe next time! Awesome job you guys!
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 12:27 PM GMT+7
Mike,

Your Zero "office" is looking awesome! The cockpit is the one area where Airfix's A6M2 is better than the Hasegawa kit - and I see that you have completely remedied that shortcoming! Be sure to post more pics as you go along, as I'd love to watch your build as it develops.

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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 12:11 PM GMT+7
Nice work on your Zero Tim! The Airfix kit is pretty nice looking especially in the cockpit. My hasegawa Zero on the other hand had no such detail so I felt compelled to detail it. It got a bit out of hand I had to put a stop to the madness and just took this pic before it gets Some paint.
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 03:01 PM GMT+7
The basic airframe is completed.

As a kid I very much enjoyed the older generation Airfix airplane kits, but these newer kits are sooooo much better!

Crisply molded with good fit and sharp panel lines, they even have some fun features like (with this kit) optional folding wingtips and a separate rudder.
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 03:24 PM GMT+7
The Airfix A6M2 cockpit is finished.
The stock kit parts were painted Tamiya acrylic XF-71 IJN Cockpit Green, some Tamiya flat black, and a wash of Grumbacher Raw Umber artist’s oil. The instruments are the Airfix-supplied decal – very nice.
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:21 AM GMT+7
Here is the Airfix Zero cockpit test-fitted.
The only change I made was to drill out holes in the seat, which were depicted as deep depressions. Otherwise the cockpit is straight out of the box. I’m really liking this kit!
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
My build for the campaign will be the Airfix Mitsubishi A6M2 (model 21) Zero in 1/72 scale. Although not the absolute best Zero in 1/72 (that is probably Tamiya’s A6M, followed by Hasegawa’s), this recent release still looks to be a worthy replacement for Airfix’s old kit from 1959. Plus, at about US$8, it is a great deal!

Here are the start pictures:

Since this release is in late war markings, I‘ll be using some aftermarket decals to depict an aircraft which participated in the Pearl Harbor strike from the carrier Hiryu.



These new Airfix kits look really nice – I can’t wait to dig in!
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 03:07 PM GMT+7
Congratulations, Tom - that is one slick build of Trumpeter's big Arizona. Well done!

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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:04 AM GMT+7
Wow, what a amazing looking ship. First class work, everything is detail very nice.
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 01:26 PM GMT+7
Here are the photos of the finished USS Arizona 1/200 Trumpeter Kit.
The same photos are in the campaign gallery.













Great campaign and there are a lot of great models in the forum. I expect many more in the last 2 months.

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 02:45 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mark! I took better photos with a photo cube.




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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 07:53 PM GMT+7
Bob R.,

Thanks for the comment. Your base coat looks good. Feel your pain with the airbrushes. Just did the same recently.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
Mark, nice A6m.

I did a little painting after I took all of my a/b's apart for major cleaning . Found on a youtube video that Lysol all purpose cleaner will take old dried paint off any part of the a/b.

Bottom and top surfaces are painted now, just waiting till dried to take off the poster putting and tape.
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 01:08 AM GMT+7
It is now complete I built the following version:

Mitsubishi A6M2b Type 21
Carrier Soryu
1st Lt. Fusata Iida, Air Superiority Command, 2nd Strike Group

Died during the attack on NAS Kaneohe Bay.











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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 04:44 PM GMT+7

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Try some Mr. Mark Setter and Mr. Mark Softer on them decals. They work fabulously.



Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I can't get those products in India. But, I'll put it on my shopping list for my upcoming trip to Singapore.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 04:47 AM GMT+7
Try some Mr. Mark Setter and Mr. Mark Softer on them decals. They work fabulously.
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 03:33 AM GMT+7
About 99% complete. Just need to add the antenna wire and position lights.

Sitting on it's gear and the engine installed. Unfortunately, the engine fit is not very good. No matter what I tried, I just could not get it to fit flush. But, got it close.






The 20mm canon and the tool for operating the main gear.


Staring down the business end


Engine cowl installed


Canopy and propeller added


Fuel tank installed
d111298pw
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:53 AM GMT+7
Decaling has been completed.







d111298pw
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:58 AM GMT+7


First decals have been applied.

Right Wing


Left Wing


Propeller





Rest of build pics are at this link
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252660&page=1