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  1. carrera mike

    carrera mike New Member

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    #1 carrera mike, Jun 26, 2014
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    Hello all! This is my first post. I have stumbled on this forum in my search for the proper color of a giant scale plane Im building. Im just amazed with all the detailed knowledge that everyone here has. Im hoping a Zero Guro could give me some opinions or answers to couple of my questions. I would highly appreciate it.

    I have been doing research for the proper color for my Giant Scale A6M3, Tail # IHA-159, supposedly belonged to Iwakuni Kokutai in 1943.
    Top Flite(TF), a giant RC Kit/Arf manufacturer makes this and I think they just picked the closest monokote covering they have, which is to me not historicaly accurate. Their covering is more of a gray than what I think should be green. I have not seen a gray Zero.

    Here are pictures below of the TF Zero im building. Also a picture of Hasegawa model that has same tail no., theirs show a green Zero.

    Do you gents think it should be green than gray?

    Appreciate any help. Thank you in advance!
     

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    Welcome to the site. Going by one book and it's totally in Japanese, I'm going to go with green...

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    ...I'll look through a couple of more books to verify.

    Geo
     
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    I third that, certainly looks green to me.
     
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    Welcome aboard, and nice aircraft!
     
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    Yep, A6M3 at that period, maybe a field cover camo, but green. To be sure.
     
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    #7 Wayne Little, Jun 27, 2014
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    Mitsubishi built A6M3 model 22, most definitely dark Green upper over the lower surface Olive Grey or grey green colour, the lower fabric surfaces would be a light Grey colour, as represented by my A6M2 Zero
     

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    It is very pretty that zero, wayne....
     
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    #10 carrera mike, Jun 29, 2014
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    Thanks for all the help gents! Took your advice and repainted her. Here she is, although the full sun is not showing much of the distinction. I still need to put the decals back on.

    Thanks again
    ! IMG_5437.jpg IMG_5440.jpg
     
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    #11 carrera mike, Jun 29, 2014
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    Here are some extra pictures from the airfield today. enjoy...

    and thanks again guys!
     

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    Those are pretty impressive RC's.

    Geo
     
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    #14 carrera mike, Jul 1, 2014
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    Thank you! These is a group of flyers in our flying club who are Warbird fanatics and have been competing on scale topgun annualy.
    Im still a wannabe :) compared to their level. Hence Im reading around here a lot. You gents are true enthusiasts when it comes to detail.
     
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    few more
     

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    excellent pics!
     
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    #19 carrera mike, Jul 10, 2014
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    Thanks again Gents!
    Here's the finished color changed. Should be ready for its maiden flight next week.
     

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    Looks very nice Mike.

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