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Tamiya's A6M2b zero

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Hi,

 

My first posting of an online build. This is my 3th LSP after the Tamiya F-16 and the Revell SPAD XIII.

Hope you like it and any comments are welcome.

 

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greetings,

Ian

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The cockpit parts ready for there first coat of paint:

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After the preshading with black and the cockpit green (XF-71):

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The cockpit parts after some detail painting, the aotake is the specified mix of 3 parts metallic blue (x-13) and 1 part clear green (x-25):

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They are now awaiting a coat of clear gloss, and the some little bit of weathering with a wash and some dry-brushing.

 

That's it for now.

Thanks for looking

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Guest Rigor

Wow nice work on your zero i like and welcome to the madness :rolleyes:

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Lovely work indeed. I've always had a soft spot for the Zero as a subject, and I think the early -2 models are the most interesting. Looks like you'll knock this one over in quick time!

 

Kev

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Hi,

 

Thanks for nice comments.

It's really motivating working on an model that you're sharing online. It makes you go that extra step.

The progress I posted yesterday was the work of 3 days during the past weekend. As it was the last weekend of my summer vacation it will go a lot slower from now on.

Those closeup pictures really show off those little painting errors.

 

Gotta get back to work.

 

greetings,

Ian

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hi aldur,

i also think the work on your zero is first class---very neat painting and nice black inside rims on instrument panel. personally look forward to seeing the s.p.a.d. 'though-----now that brings back memories of long ago-----it looks nice in r.f.c. roundels mate.

 

cheers

dave.

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I'll try and take some pictures of the SPAD tonight and post them. it's in the markings of Eddie Rickenbacker.

 

I have a question: is it save to apply an enamel wash over a microscale gloss coat?

 

greetings,

Ian

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Hi Ian.

 

Yes it is safe to put enamel wash over Microscale cote cause this laqueer is acrylic based and it gives very strong finish. You can aply after almost everything: enamel based washes, artistic oil washes, filters and stuff like that.

 

Nice work on Zero mate :( I'm collecting money for this one cause it's very expensive in my country.

 

Regards,

 

Martin.

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Hi Ian.

 

Yes it is safe to put enamel wash over Microscale cote cause this laqueer is acrylic based and it gives very strong finish. You can aply after almost everything: enamel based washes, artistic oil washes, filters and stuff like that.

 

Nice work on Zero mate :( I'm collecting money for this one cause it's very expensive in my country.

 

Regards,

 

Martin.

 

Thanks Martin,

 

It isn't cheap here either, but it is a very complete package. You don't need much aftermarket stuff for it (if any at all).

I bought mine at a modelingshow last year for 96 euro's. But you can get it for about 90 from spruebrothers (including shipping), and it takes only about a week or so for it being delivered from the states to europe.

 

greetings,

Ian

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