1/32 A6M2 Zero - Pacific Theatre of Operations II

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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    First name: Cory
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/32
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Extras: Yellowhammer Decals "Wings of the Samurai Pt 2"

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    Unsure of the subject of this kit, and see the second post for more information.
     
  2. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    I painted some of the interior with the airbrush while it was warm enough, however I haven't done any detail painting or construction. I do not know which option I will use in my decal sheet, the first or second shown in this image. Thoughts?

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    I bought all the paints to make the exterior colour but I have since forgotten the ratios! I know Wayne will help me remember. :lol:
     
  3. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    Another good one Cory and me thinks Wayne will be watching you on this one.
     
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    This'll be a nice one. Kinda like the diagonal line one. A real dilemma tho.
     
  5. Catch22

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    Thanks gents.

    That's my thinking too Bill but I almost find it a bit bland in comparison to the second one, that's my hangup.
     
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    Well, this may solve the dilemma!
    From "Picture of the day" thread!

    Local Aborigines and an Australian serviceman pose on a shot down zero recovered on Melville Island following the 19 Feb 42 raid on Darwin. The pilot, Hajime Toyoshima, was the first enemy POW captured on Australian soil in WWII.
     

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  7. Catch22

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    I think it may! Great pic Bill, that would make it a fairly unique subject.
     
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    Good one Cory.
     
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    very good very good cory
     
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    Great choice Cory!
     
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    Good on ya Cory!

    Saburo Sakai was a veteran pilot and ace of the tainan Kokutai also having served in China.

    Hajime Toyoshima as Bill says was the first POW, he was also one of the instigators of the mass breakout of prisoners at the POW camp at Cowra in NSW.

    Tamiya colour mixes Cory? :D
     
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    Nice choice... :thumbright: :thumbleft:
     
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    I can't take credit for the photo or the text. It's from the "Picture of the day" thread in our forum, it's copied and pasted!
     
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    I think I'll be doing Toyoshima's plane. I've definitely heard of Sakai and his exploits, but I imagine he's fairly "overdone" so to speak, and rightly so.

    You're correct about the Tamiya mixes! Obviously no rush, since it's -24 C here...
     
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    Cory, nice choice, looking forward to how this turns out.

    ive heard getting that white finish is a bit tricky. no quite white as i recall.....
     
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    Thanks. Yes, it's kind of an off-white.
     
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    I think a diorama based on the pic would be great!
     
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    It would be, but I don't know if I want to mangle this kit! :lol:

    Thanks VB.
     
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    Good call on the markings options and I too would like to see you tackle the locals on the fuselage.

    Geo
     
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