Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero - Tamiya 1/32 scale

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  1. steve scan

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    Look forward to see.e this one done, was at pearl a few days ago and had the urge to build a few of the Japanese aircraft involved.
     
  2. Polux

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    Excellent work Barry. Looking really good so far!

    Good luck with the wings. :eek:
     
  3. BarryW

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    Well I got a satisfactory result last night getting the fuse and wing attached. Just a little Mr Dissolved Putty and it will be a perfect join...
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    Cracking work Barry, and like you say a little strange having a fit issue with a modern Tamiya kit.
     
  5. flyjoe180

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    Looks good so far Barry. Good work on the unexpected wing join.
     
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    Another great build thread Barry mate.
     
  7. BarryW

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    This may be my last update for a little while as I am flying off to Zurich early Saturday.

    I have fitted the engine panels, a perfect fit.
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    I have also painted some of the fittings, including the undercart ready to decal and finish weathering.
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    The windscreen and rear section of glass are masked and fitted. For some reason I have already primed them...a perfect faultless fit
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    The gun surrounds have just been pushed in place for now, perfect. They wont need any glue to hold them.

    I will be doing a bit of a clean up to get rid of finger grease, sanding rubble etc, then some masking before applying a Stynylrez primer. I probably wont have time to get that done before I go away.
     

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  8. BarryW

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    Well, after a week of excessive drinking and eating up the Rhine on this 1:1 model
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    I am back....
    Last night I primed the 1/32 model using Stynylrez black primer as I use the 'black basing' method. It has revealed a few very minor flaws to deal with which should be done tonight ready to apply a base coat.
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    I love the silky smooth finish with all that beautiful detail brought out....
     
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    Very good progress Barry, this is sure to be a stunner.
    Cjheers
    Paul
     
  10. Polux

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    Smooth work Barry!!
     
  11. BarryW

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    I have applied the base camo coat in my usual three stage method to get a well modulated appearance. I used AKI Air Series IJN colours, Amber Grey plus, for the cowl, anti-glare Blue Black which was applied as a solid colour. I will add interest to the latter while weathering.

    I hope that the photos illustrate the modulation effects - I am pleased with how it looks.
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    I also decalled and partially weathered the undercart and prop.
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    next I will be masking and painting the light blue unit markings.
    It is my intention to paint most of the markings and use the minimum amount of decals.
     
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    Mmmm...starts to look a Zero Barry :)
     
  13. Steve Brodie

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    thats very very nice, and its not finished yet !
     
  14. BarryW

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    I have been removing some of the masking that is not needed any more and then masked up with Tammy tape and Maketar masks to paint the light blue unit markings.
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    Once sprayed and masks removed, almost no touching up needed.
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    Tonight I will do the red Hinomaru and other red markings using Maketar masks.
     
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    Very nice Zero, Barry. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Excellent work Barry.
     
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    Managed to get an hour or so immediately after work and have now painted on the last of the main markings.
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    Detail painting to do the some decals and a sealing gloss coat. Because of the sheen on the AK paint I am not doing a gloss before the decals.
     
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    This Zero is looking very, very good Barry. Really looking forward to building mine now!

    Cheers
    P
     
  19. Airfix Modeller Freak

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    liking this a lot mate. I have the Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk IXc in the stash with eduard PE. I hope it builds up as well as this does when I do it!
    Cheers, John
     
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    Just caught up with this Barry.
    Really impressive i deed ( nice touches )

    Regards

    Robert
     

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