Another captured Zero

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  1. otftch

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    #1 otftch, Jul 31, 2010
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    This is an A6M3 captured at bouganville and used as a squadron hack by the allies. Kit is from Hasegawa in 1/72 scale. The decals were custom made.
     

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    Why did they use a cross as marking? I know that it's far off Germany, but still....:confused: Nice work mate!
     
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    Very cool! Weren't the crosses green?
     
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    Nicely done!
     
  5. otftch

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    They are green. I didn't notice how much the camera changed the color. I turned off the flash off because the white flashed back at me. If you look closely at the first photo you can see the top of the fuselage is also green behind the cowling.
    Ed

    The green crosses were designated by the allies for any Japanese aircraft flying after the surrender. There was fear that kamikaze attacks would still ensue.
     
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    Isn't the scale off compared to the Betty?
     
  8. otftch

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    They are both 1/72 Hasegawa models.
    Ed
     
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    The green cross was painted so dark that it looked black.
    Your photo is correct as a result, otftch.
     
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    Does a bit, but it's correct, like it Ed well done mate.
     
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    always like seeing your models Ed
     
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    Another nice one Ed, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice Build!!!

    Is this the Zero you are referring to?

    Captured Zero

    Regards

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    I'm pretty sure it is.. here is one of my build photos.
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    #15 LDSModeller, Aug 2, 2010
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    Hi Ed

    Sure is the same one - thanks for posting your
    build.

    Interestingly ANZAC forces also captured an Aichi E13A Jake, and painted
    it in the same/similar colours. Unfortunarely one of the floats developed
    a leak, and it sank at it's moorings
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/E13A-3s.jpg

    Here is a photo of your build today, at the Auckland War Memorial Museum
    [​IMG]

    Regards

    Alan
     
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    A very nice model Ed.:thumbright:
     
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    #17 otftch, Aug 2, 2010
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    Here is the "Jake" . They were painted that way by the Japanese as per Allied orders.
    Ed

    In the works are a surrender Mavis and Tabby.
     

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    Hi Ed

    Thats one cool looking Jake!!!

    Yes, you're right about painting as per Allied orders,
    it was part of the surrender terms.

    It's sad that the Jake sank at it's moorings, had it survived
    it (hopefully) would have been sent back to New Zealand and
    ended (we hope) preserved like the Zero

    Regards

    Alan
     
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    Yea, that would have been nice.
     
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    Good models... well done! :)
     
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