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Tamiya 1/32 Nakajima A6M2 finished 6-13-17

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Hello everyone,

 

I got some bench time in today and did some work on my engine even though it's not necessarily the next thing in line in the instructions. Here's the first bank of cylinders before any Vallejo wash:IMG_20150912_221543_696_zpspdzhmatr.jpg

 

And after:

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Dry fitted assembly without prop shaft:

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Angular shot:

 

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Do you guys think the color I used on the crankcase is acceptable for the Sakae engine? I didn't use the Vallejo wash on the front of the crankcase because you can see how much it darkened it between the cylinders in the angular shot. That's all for now.

 

Cheers,

Brady

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Nice work. I like it. :D

 

I think, that the color on the crankcase is correct. In fact, the color was close to RLM 76.  But, I'm not sure about the color of the engine cylinders. Should be black. B)

 

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Mirek

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Yea the cylinders themselves have kinda thrown me for a loop. I've seen them both ways in pictures of engines that are supposedly still original of the few that still remain today and of other people's builds of this kit, so in this case I think I'm going to leave well enough alone and try to accomplish some more of the build.

 

Cheers,

Brady

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Hi guys!

 

I got a bit more done this afternoon. I finished the rear portion of the engine. Here's what it looks like on the rear side:

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I may repaint the cylinders with the black they call for since most of this is dry fitted anyway, except the small parts on the rear. I'll just have to do a lot of liquid masking on the crankcase between the cylinders first to keep it gray. That's all until I get more time, which I know won't be a lot. I've gotta work full time and go to college to get my A&P license along with having a 3 year old and another one on the way, sooooo yea not a lot of bench time.

 

Cheers!

Brady

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Hi Brady,

 

I'd say that if you don't have a lot of bench time then leave the cylinders as they are, you will struggle to see them once they are in behind the cowl anyway....

 

Move onto the next part of the build and just remember to go with black on your next one.

 

Just my 2c worth.

 

 

BTW looks good and I am grateful to everyone who has posted the photos.... will be of use when I start my Zero

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Hello everyone,

I made my corrections to the cylinders of the engine and this is what she looks like now: 

 

IMG_20150922_140836_553_zps6fv66wnb.jpg

 

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Here's what she looks like in the cockpit now:

 

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I've done more but I haven't taken pictures of the tail assembly and the paint job of the wheel bays and inner flap areas yet.

 

Cheers,

Brady

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Hello everyone,

 

I'm back with some more pictures of more progress I've gotten done. I assembled the tail and dry fitted it and the wings to the fuselage for some pictures of what it looks like now. Here they are:

 

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That's all for now.

 

Cheers,

Brady

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Starting to look like a Zero!  IIRC, the rear decking under the canopy is supposed to be black, rather than the interior color you have on there now.  I only mention in the event you want to change it before the canopy gets attached :)

 

Doug

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Looking great indeed!

 

Starting to look like a Zero!  IIRC, the rear decking under the canopy is supposed to be black, rather than the interior color you have on there now.  I only mention in the event you want to change it before the canopy gets attached :)

 

Doug

 

 

 

Having just finished this part of after looking through documentation, (at least on Nakajima ac I think) Doug is 100% correct. Flat black for the rear decking.

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