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Photos show the top of the wings painted green. I decided to keep everything under the wings XF-71. Anyway wont be able to see much of it when it is all together.

Other photo shows the bottom of the wing. I had difficult time with the gear doors. I should have waited to put them on later. But I will be able to buff it out and stuff.

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I'm building the Tamiya A6M5 right now myself.

 

I built up the entire cockpit than airbrushed it XF-74 interior green and than hit the smaller colors with a brush, no problem. I also found the seat belt material inferior but used them.

 

Some of the Wire and PE hinges can be a PITA! Take your time and be patient. You will need 3 hands for some of it! I created fixtures out of silly putty and blue-tack to hold parts down.

 

Toadwbg I decided not to use the photo etch metal and just glue the wings instead of having moveable flaps and such. 

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I just finished the flaps, they weren't too bad, easier than the gear doors.

 

Careful too on the landing gear.

 

Don't get me started on the gear doors. Some things I think I should just wait to finish towards the end of the model build.

 

I am not the worlds best model builder, I am sure my photos show that but I do appreciate the kind words on the forum from everyone. I enjoy looking at every build that comes on here. I am not competition material but I think I do a good enough job. I try to be patient with every kit I start. Of course my fat fingers do not help. LOL. I am blessed to have a person who is very good building models help me with his advice. And to everyone on the forum I do appreciate your advice as well. Only way to improve is ask and listen to what is said, and there is a wealth of knowledge here.

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Nice looking work!

 

Loved building my Tamiya A6M2 kit.  Really one of the most pleasurable builds I've done.

 

Good luck and keep 'em coming.

 

John

 

How is that Tamiya Corsair kit. Another plane I love the corsair.

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If it makes you feel any better, the two trouble spots I had on my Tamiya A6m5 build was the inner gear doors and the flaps. No matter how much I adjusted them, the flaps would not stay in place.

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If it makes you feel any better, the two trouble spots I had on my Tamiya A6m5 build was the inner gear doors and the flaps. No matter how much I adjusted them, the flaps would not stay in place.

 

Thank you. I am having trouble also. And I will post pics this week for some reason I had trouble putting the wings and the aircraft body together. Other than that it has been a great model build. Now I hope the engine goes together and mounts with no problems. The flaps are just going to be glued into place, I am not going to bother with moveable flaps, but that is just me. Easy way out I guess.

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Thank you. I am having trouble also. And I will post pics this week for some reason I had trouble putting the wings and the aircraft body together. Other than that it has been a great model build. Now I hope the engine goes together and mounts with no problems. The flaps are just going to be glued into place, I am not going to bother with moveable flaps, but that is just me. Easy way out I guess.

I built the A6M5 a few years ago, I have an A56M2 in transit from Japan. That engine goes together like a Swiss watch!

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It's been a while since we heard anything about this build...how are things coming?

 

I know how it goes--my A6M2 build may seem to be stalled, but it is slowly moving along. Posting pics soon...

 

I hope you are continuing with this one P51 Man!

 

Regards,

Tom

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