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Mitsubichi A6M5c


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Just arrived. The new Hasegawa model on 1/32. The Mitsubichi A6M5c.

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A bag with most sprues.

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A bag with engine parts and a figure.

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Decals and transparent parts.

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The version I'm going to build.

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I also bought Eduard's resin wheels, mask, and seatbelts.

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ajcmac

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Hi Mac , nice subject choice, I've one in the stash as well, so I'm interested in watching you start yours. Might mount mine on a stand wheels up in flight, we'll see when it makes it to the bench. These days I draw straws about which kit emerges from the stash as a build, after my P40 warhawk is finished (soon) it will be time to re-draw. cheers Oz

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5 hours ago, Wingco57 said:

You made a nice start on this.

Not being very current on Japanes types but was the landinggear indeed black?

 

Cheers

Cees

Cees

From the Tamiya and Hasegawa instruction sheets is the color they indicate. I also saw several photos of the A6M5 (black and white) and they all have very dark landing gear that seems to be black. I also got this photos and the landing gear is black. The first is a kit.

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While waiting for the arrival of some paints I went ahead some parts.

Wings and auxiliary tank already glued.

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I painted the wheels.

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I applied some weathering on the engine cover, landing gear and sights. I forced a little because with the application of clear almost everything fades.

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ajcmac

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6 hours ago, coolboxx said:

This is coming on really well. Great work. 

Coolboxx

The quality of the kit helps a lot. It's a great kit.

Fused fuselage lines were sanded to remove the glue marks and glued the rear stabilizers.

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The propeller with weathering. Now another layer of glocc clear, a wash and then mate clear.

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This has been standing in the paintings because I had a problem with the airbrush. Nozzle, air cap or needle ???
To be sure, I bought the complete set.

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In the meantime I glued the model. Missing the machine gun in the cockpit because following the Hasegawa scheme does not enter. I did an experiment and got glue at the end. It even avoids complications in painting.

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On 04/11/2017 at 10:26 PM, GusMac said:

Those Harder & Steenbeck airbrushes are great. I have the Evolution 2 in 1 and touch wood I've had no real problems with it so far. Hope you get yours sorted out.

GusMac

I've had some, mostly from Badger, and I liked it. He had, for me, a fault with Harder & Steenbeck. Cleaning the airbrush and replacing the parts.
Now I do not think about changing.


I finished the engine cowling...

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and the propeller.

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And after everything glued and ready I started painting the model.

Bottom of the model.

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Landing gear doors and rear landing gear.

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Additional deposit.

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ajcmac

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On 11/11/2017 at 8:02 PM, coolboxx said:

Looking good very neat. 

Thanks coolboxx.

I started the process of weathering.

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I already have the attack edge of the wings painted yellow. Follow the mask and paint the top green.

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Your Zero is coming together nicely. Nice and subtle shading effects on the underside. The good thing on these Japanese planes is the lack of camouflage, which allows to concentrate on varying possibilities for intense weathering and ageing.

Cheers Rob

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Rob.

Thanks. I did not abuse the shipping much because I think this Zero is already from the end of the war. I applied lights and shadows and applied other colors to give a better weathering effect and, I think I did.

I applied weathering and some shipping. Then I applied a clear gloss coat of Alclad.

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Now the decals.

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