A6M2 saburo sakai, Tainan air group, Denpasar base Bali island February 1942

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  1. rochie

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    Tamiya 1/48 scale brush painted using vallejo acrylics.
    just one question should i leave it gloss or should i flat coat it ?
    some of my referances say gloss but pictures Wayne posted from melborne 2009 expo of similar paint schemes look like a matt finish
     

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    Nice build Karl! 8) Don't know about the gloss or matt finish so I can't help.
     
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    cheers mate
     
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    Karl the finish should be glossy. The problem is not many know the correct finish for the early Zero.

    The image below should help....

    Image source Famous Aircraft of the World A6M Zero Part 1.
     

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    thats good enough for me, i'll leave it glossy then thanks Wayne
     
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    You're welcome sir!:D
     
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    So this wasnt for the Group Build then Karl???
     
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    good work.

    DBII
     
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    Karl oh Karl, when did you sneak this baby past us.. It looks great, damn!!
     
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    #10 rochie, Jul 17, 2009
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    i thought about entering it Dan but i didnt think i would get it finished in time so i only took a few pictures of the build in progress :oops:

    alltough i'm quite happy with my two entries already i'll enter it with the 5 or 6 pics i've got if the judges think thats enough work in progress shots ?

    thanks for the kind words guys, i appreciate them all.
     
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    Great work Karl :)
     
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    Nice work Karl, obviously 1/48th scale seems to suit you mate! Can't see why you can't enter it anyway, given there's some pics at least.
     
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    cheers terry/Heinz i'll see if any body objects in the next couple of days if not then i'll enter it
     
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    Good job Karl. By all means enter it the Group Build.
     
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    Excellent job Karl!
     
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    Yeah whack it in Karl....it would appear that a number of the started entries are not going to make the cutoff, so the more the merrier I say!:D
     
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    cheers guy's i'll get the threads up in a minute or two
     
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