1st Build - Hasegawa A6M2

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  1. fatboris

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    #1 fatboris, Mar 21, 2010
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    Interestingly enough, reading some how-to's on the internet will not make you a skilled model builder. A little overboard with the wash but I'm still pleased with how it's coming along. The good news is I've found a TON of models I want to do so I'll have plenty of oppurtunities to improve.

    I did some research and found this particular pilot tended to shoot low and had no kills...not sure why :lol: Here's the cockpit...
     

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    Looking good. But the first picture is a little too large. Please, resize your pictures to 800-830 pixels in the width before you upload them here.
     
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    Your seat looks positioned a little too forward but nice work with nice interior color.
    Thanks for sharing, fatboris.
     

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    I resized the pics...sorry, Wurger.

    Thanks, Shinpachi. I had to mix the interior color. Good info on the seat, I'll do it right on the next one. I scrapped my plan to do this as an open cockpit fairly early on...like 5 minutes into it.
     
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    It's OK. Now it can be seen fully without scrolling. Good work. :)
     
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    I build only one kit 1/48 it's really hard for details...mate you done a really good work compliments :)
     
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    Looks good.
    Ed
     
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    Great start, now you are on "the slippery slope". :)

    Looking forward to your progress reports


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    Not bad so far....

    What markings are you going to do?
     
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    I'm going to do the 265th FG....Lightening bolt on the tail. That was a great link you gave me to j-aircraft. I did try doing your trick of cutting out each individual dial and placing them. The first few turned out OK and then I just started tearing them. The color also ended up a littlle darker than it should have since this would be a Nakajima, the color I mixed is closer to Mitsubishi cockpits.

    I'll post pics of the progress.
     
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    Nice work so far, especially for a first build.
     
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    #12 Wayne Little, Mar 23, 2010
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    No worries. I should have remembered that...:rolleyes:

    Yes, Nakajima interior is more of a Yellow-Green.

    Dials can be a pain, you just have to take your time...

    Now what I really should have asked is what paints are you using?
     
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    Testors Model Master Imp Japanese Navy Green and Imp Japanese Navy Sky Grey. I mixed MM Flat Black with Testors Flat Sea Blue @ 2:1 for the cowling.

    I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do with landing gear bays, etc... to get that metallic blue color. I was guessing I'd paint them aluminum then mix Clear Blue and Clear green for a top coat? Any suggestions are of course appreciated.:confused:
     
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    I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do with landing gear bays, etc... to get that metallic blue color. I was guessing I'd paint them aluminum then mix Clear Blue and Clear green for a top coat? Any suggestions are of course appreciated.:confused:[/QUOTE]

    What you propose to do for the aotake is what I would do.
     
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    What you propose to do for the aotake is what I would do.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, still no closer. I'm sure that's good advice but I have no idea what that means.
     
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    First thing to think about, Mitsubishi Cowlings were Blue-Black, Nakajima cowlings were Black-Grey so Black with a touch of white....

    Will check my notes for other colours there were variations between Nakajima and Mitsubishi Zero's.
     
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    #18 Wayne Little, Mar 24, 2010
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    [email protected]! double posted....hope Matt doesn't find out!
     
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    Any tips orinfo are greatly appreciated. My resources are fairly limited and frankly I don't even know where to begin looking for any info. Everytime I google it just takes me to Amazon. If I bought all the books I wouldnt have any money for kits and paints
     
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    You don't have to buy any books.
    Wayne knows everything you need to know:)
     
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