Airfix 1/72 A6M2 Zero...

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  1. aircro

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    ...What I build 3 years ago, steps is coming:
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  2. Wayne Little

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    great effort, looks good, especially for an Airfix kit.:D
     
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    Wow, you really put a lot of effort into dressing-up that crappy Airfix kit. Excellent work!
     
  4. aircro

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    Thanks people, I have lot of Airfix 72's which I buy long time ago, but than I didn't have anything to work with - no tools like skriber, no drawings etc. But now ...
     
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    I see a lot of dirt cheap 72nd Airfix kits on the web, like 3-5 dollars cheap, and sometimes I'm tempted to buy them up. But then I consider how much work it would take to make them acceptable and I have second thoughts. I know they have some pretty decent stuff in that scale, it's just a matter of finding the kits with minimal problems and giving them a heaping dose of TLC like you did. Again, excellent work.
     
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    These cheap Airfix kits are great to test and hone ones skills. If you can make an Airfix kit look good then you've arrived as a skilled modeler. They also force you to learn how to scratch build. :p

    Nice work on this one Aircro
     
  7. aircro

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    I simply can't help myself when is Airfix in question. I also like Matchbox, they have some realy good kit like B-17G, Bf 110C, Wellington and Wellesley - my favorite - they all have raised panel lines what looks better than their Buccaneer etc. New Airfix treads comes.
     
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    well done on the scratch building!
     
  9. aircro

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    Btw if anybody wants to do engine that way, make it shore that those rods ahead of engine is shorter than that on photo - cca 1.5-2mm shorter or you could breake it.
     
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