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World War II: Japan
Aircraft of Japan in WWII.
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Complete: Tamiya 1/32 A6M5 Zero
Brewer
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Alabama, United States
Joined: June 06, 2008
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 04:43 AM UTC
Here's my Tamiya 1/32 Zero, first time building this scale. I can't say enough for the detail in this kit, and it's built straight out of the box.

Paint is all Tamiya acrylics, and finished off with Polly Scale flat. I wanted the paintwork to look really busy, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out - although the shading on the insignia is a tad heavier than I intended.
I tried to keep chipping to a minimum as far as Zero's go, and it was done with a colored pencil.

Anyway, on to the pics!

























I should note that the fit is so good that none of the following parts are even glued in place: upper/lower cowl, horizontal stabs, vertical stabs, sliding canopy, rear canopy, pitot tube, wing guns, and antenna mast. Also, the control surfaces are not positioned for historical accuracy, but merely to show that they all work and move as they should haha.
brandydoguk
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England - North, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 05:48 AM UTC
Jason that is absolutely awsome. How did you do the panel shading? Airbrush or powders?
TedMamere
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 06:31 AM UTC
Hi Jason!


Quoted Text

Jason that is absolutely awsome. How did you do the panel shading? Airbrush or powders?



I would like to know that as well. Your model looks amazing!

Could you send us some more pictures for a feature on Aeroscale?

Jean-Luc
Brewer
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 06:57 AM UTC
Thanks guys!
The panels were done with several layers of pre-shading and post-fading, all airbrushed.

Jean-Luc, I would be more than happy to do a feature on Aeroscale. I've got pictures documenting the whole build from start to finish
TedMamere
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 07:07 AM UTC
Hi again Jason!


Quoted Text

Jean-Luc, I would be more than happy to do a feature on Aeroscale. I've got pictures documenting the whole build from start to finish



Hi again Jason!

That's great! You can also add some text if you want...

I'm sure the feature will be fantastic! I can't wait to work on it...

Jean-Luc
Yeti123
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Michigan, United States
Joined: February 11, 2008
KitMaker: 311 posts
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 03:08 PM UTC
Jason:
Beautiful Zero. The pictures look great. You have build and photo skill in one package.
youngc
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: June 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,166 posts
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 04:48 PM UTC
An amazing kit! You have built and painted it very well.

I can't wait to see the feature!

Chas
pzcreations
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Georgia, United States
Joined: May 24, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 03:24 AM UTC
Holy Green metal ! Thats one super looking Zero you have The model looks top nothc, and so does the photography.. It actuallys remindes me of some of Tamiyas kits with the actual model on the box top. But better! That paint job looks great.. and the cockpit looks as if I can slide in and start it up. currently only us two in the DMoM right now.. and I can see who would win so far.
ShawnM
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Missouri, United States
Joined: November 24, 2008
KitMaker: 564 posts
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 05:14 AM UTC
wow, thats a real stunner!
EasyOff
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 06:34 AM UTC
What a presentation! Such a treat for the eyes. Well done!
Red4
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California, United States
Joined: April 01, 2002
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 11:55 AM UTC
That is definitely a keeper. Well done! "Q"
grafspee16
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: September 24, 2005
KitMaker: 45 posts
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 01:10 PM UTC
Hi Jason,

This is a superb built!!!!!!

I just love the subtle shading. What more can one ask for.

Ken
Brewer
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 06:08 AM UTC
Thanks again everyone! Comments from you guys make all the work worth it!

I'm trying my hand at the Trumpeter 1/32 A-10 at the moment and should have some pics to show fairly soon

Thanks!
CaptainA
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Indiana, United States
Joined: May 14, 2007
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 - 08:24 AM UTC
Great build. Very realistic, with nice minimal chipping. Looks great Jason.
tferedo
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Philippines
Joined: July 30, 2008
KitMaker: 58 posts
AeroScale: 36 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 03:25 PM UTC
One of the most beautiful A6M5 Zero model I have ever seen.
ZombieKraut
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Aargau, Switzerland
Joined: January 01, 2009
KitMaker: 72 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 10:08 PM UTC
It looks like one of those rare models where people can definitely say: "Looks like you did everything right!"
You sure did! I love the colors and the shading. I can only imagine the amount of work you put into the model and you can be mighty proud of the result!

I'd love to see a feature on this one! Cheers.

-Mike-
frank1833
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Virginia, United States
Joined: May 26, 2009
KitMaker: 16 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 03:50 AM UTC
I love it! Great finish and photography on this one. It's an excellent kit.
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 09, 2008
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 07:49 AM UTC
Excellent! Is this a Zero that can be used for the Pearl Harbor attacks or is it a later aircraft model?

Oops, I did some research and this pricey baby is the right one for Tora, Tora, Tora.
Brewer
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11:40 AM UTC
Wow, brought back from the grave! Thanks again guys.
PorkChopper
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Florida, United States
Joined: November 16, 2009
KitMaker: 34 posts
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009 - 10:06 AM UTC
Good looking Zeke Jason!
Tin_Can
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Florida, United States
Joined: January 26, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 06:47 AM UTC
Superbly done. Congrats on a great finished product.
afern401
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 06:50 PM UTC
Fantastic Zero you built there.