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1:48 Two Zero
TedMamere
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 12:27 AM UTC


Here are some pictures of Tamiya''s 1:48 scale A6M5 zero model. Photos of both the Mitsubishi and Nakajima built versions are included, as well as the Kurogane light vehicle and some figures.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
james84
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 12:40 AM UTC
Very good!
I have one of these in the works.
Great kit, but leaves few margins for errors. I experienced some fitting problems with the wing parts meant to receive the gun barrels, maybe my fault...
alpha_tango
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 01:01 AM UTC

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I experienced some fitting problems with the wing parts meant to receive the gun barrels, maybe my fault...



Sure not .. already mentioned by Rowan in his build log and Jean-Luc too and I also had this hickup so probably one of the very rare occasions where Big T has a slight design flaw...

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 01:42 AM UTC
Jean Luc,

WOW! You never cease to amaze me. Fantastic builds. Maybe at some point when you have time, you could do a feature on how you paint like that. Incredible!

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 03:01 AM UTC

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Jean Luc,

WOW! You never cease to amaze me. Fantastic builds. Maybe at some point when you have time, you could do a feature on how you paint like that. Incredible!

Mark



I agree with Mark , Jean-Luc a feature on how you do your finishing would be excellent indeed .

Fantastic builds ! I really like the paint chipping , very realistic and the weathering just tops it up even more
james84
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 11:56 PM UTC

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I experienced some fitting problems with the wing parts meant to receive the gun barrels, maybe my fault...



Sure not .. already mentioned by Rowan in his build log and Jean-Luc too and I also had this hickup so probably one of the very rare occasions where Big T has a slight design flaw...

all the best

Steffen



Thanks for the answer!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 01:50 AM UTC
Great job, Jean-Luc. The chipping and weathering looks very good.

Thanks for sharing
TedMamere
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 07:35 AM UTC
Hi all,

Thank you for your kind words...

Giacomo, the gun inserts are indeed difficult to adjust and it's a problem of the kit, not yours...

As for the painting techniques, I use the same methods and same paints since several years. Maybe that's why it works so well now, I don't have bad surprises anymore.

Jean-Luc
james84
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Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 06:13 AM UTC

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Hi all,

Thank you for your kind words...

Giacomo, the gun inserts are indeed difficult to adjust and it's a problem of the kit, not yours...



Nice to hear that!
How did you sort it out? Filling, like Rowan? If so, what kind of filler did you use?
TedMamere
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Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 09:40 AM UTC
Hi Giacomo,

I didn't used filler. I thinned the U shaped pieces from the inside and gently spread them a little to fit.

Jean-Luc
james84
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Posted: Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 07:04 AM UTC
Thank you!