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TOPIC: RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero - Completed

RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero - Completed 3 weeks 9 hours ago #1

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here we go, this particular specimen dates back to early this year, as you can see from the photos a fair bit was completed before being abandoned due to the dreaded canopy that needed masking ..... and still does

both of these need finishing - I have chosen the zero because hopefully I can get it done in the next 2-3 weeks


As it currently sits

looking at doing the bottom one - 261st Air Group (Tiger Corps) Kagoshima Base (circa Feb 1944)

wish me luck, and once this is out of the way I will move onto the SuperBug

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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 2 weeks 4 days ago #2

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Nice Red
Liking the Zero there.
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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 2 weeks 2 days ago #3

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cheers Tiger, I finally ordered the mask this morning (did try doing it myself like I have on my previous zero but for some reason it didn't take) so will get the rest of the body sorted and maybe the underside coloured in this weekend

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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 2 weeks 10 hours ago #4

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well I broke out the airbrush for a bit of a spray today - pre-shade done, underside done, yellow identification strip on the wing leading edge done (just need to mask it now), legs and covers also done, still waiting on the mask to show up though before tackling the top side. I will also try masking and spraying the white and yellow stripes towards the tail of the plane once all the other colours are on (instead of using the decals)

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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 1 week 6 days ago #5

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good to see you cracking into it Shaun
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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 1 week 2 days ago #6

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masks turned up a few days ago, but I am struggling to get anything done at the moment - so this arvo once I came home I cracked on masked up then painted (sorry for the crappy photos)
I'll let this harden over night before more masking and painting tomorrow (maybe)



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rear stripes masked and painted, the yellow is a custom mix of lemon yellow and orange
tomorrow weather and time dependant, will be clear coat and decals


question for those in the know, what colour would you use as a panel line wash? a dark brown / black or a greyish colour

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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 1 week 1 day ago #8

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It looks bigger than 1:48. I thought it was 1:32 like the one I have to build. Looking GOOD!!
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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 6 days 8 hours ago #9

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on to the final stretch now with this one .... decals applied, prop "indicators" (yellow bits) masked and painted, all the little detail painting done (expect nav lights - I'll mask these tomorrow and paint once the decals have dried and a coat of clear is on) then its final assembly (hopefully completed for our final meeting for the year on Tuesday)



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Looking gooooood :)
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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 4 days 10 hours ago #11

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clear coated and given a pin wash using brown, looks ok I guess, just need to do a few final touchups then matt coat tomorrow and its done ....



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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero - Completed 3 days 10 hours ago #12

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final details done - flat coated - completed (which is good because I was losing interest real fast)




and in the cabinet (I need more storage space as one of my other completed birds had to find another home)


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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero - Completed 3 days 9 hours ago #13

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That looks really really good, and you've finished. I've only got as far as getting my shelf queen of of it's box!
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On the workbench:

One hell of a mess

RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero - Completed 3 days 7 hours ago #14

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I really like that. the brown dirt over green is a nice effect

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RED's 1/48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero - Completed 2 days 22 hours ago #15

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Nice work Red and cool idea for the base. Well done on getting it across the line :)

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