Dual A6M Zero build

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  1. 109ROAMING

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    Seems everyone's building Zero's right now so I thought I'd join in the fun

    Starting yesterday

    Using the horrible revell kit and quite alot better hasegawa kit ( supplied by Wayne - thanks mate!)

    Revell kit will be the A6M5 Variant ( green sorta scheme , gonna need help with that) and the hasegawa kit will be an A6M2 ( white scheme as per the last pic)

    Builds going on hold for a 'few' days til I get my workbench sorted out ,just thought I'd show ya what I've done to date
     

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  2. B-17engineer

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    How do you move so fast! :lol:
     
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    #3 Wurger, Sep 24, 2009
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    Looking good Daniel.:)
     
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    I keep asking the same question Harrison, it beats me how they do it so quick
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Very cool. I like the idea of building two of the same models at the same time. I might have to give that a try sometime soon
     
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    Top notch man!
     
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    Lookin good so far Daniel...
     
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    nice start Daniel
     
  10. Shinpachi

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    #10 Shinpachi, Sep 24, 2009
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    Nice choice, 109ROAMING!

    I miss this old style lettering(below) 'Zero Sen(Zero Fighter)'.
    When I was a boy, I saw this lettering on comic books many times.

    Such calling 'Zero Sen' was once said established in the postwar as it is American style but
    Saburo Sakai admitted he and his comrades were already using 'Zero Sen' during the war when the formal calling is 'Rei Sen.
    Good choice:cool:
     

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    Nice work Daniel, looking good.
    That's interesting information Shinpachi - a relative told me many years ago, when I was very young(!), that the Japanese had also called the aircraft 'Zero Sen', even though it was thought that the term had originated in America post war. Good to know he was right nearly half a century later!
     
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    Cheers guys , that is interesting info Shinpachi - thanks for sharing it

    Hopefully Il do that boxart justice

    Will hopefully squeeze 2 Hurricane builds before the years out :D
     
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    #13 Wayne Little, Sep 25, 2009
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    Some additional information!:D

    Rei-shiki Kanjo Sentoki (Formal Japanese Name)
    Abbreviated as.....
    ‘Kansen’ (Kanjo Sentoki) Carrier Fighter
    ‘Reisen’ (Rei Sentoki) Zero fighter Aircraft
    ‘Zero sen’ (Zero Sentoki)

    Allied Code name : “Zeke” or more commonly referred as ‘Zero’

    A6M2 Designation

    A = Carrier Fighter
    6 = Sixth Type or Version
    M = Mitsubishi (Manufacturer)
    2 = Second Version of Design

    Model 21 Description (correct description is Model Two-One rather than twenty one.)

    2 = Second Airframe Modification
    1 = First Engine Configuration

    A6M5 Designation

    A = Carrier Fighter
    6 = Sixth Type or Version
    M = Mitsubishi (Manufacturer)
    5 = Fifth Version of Design

    Model 52 Description

    5 = Fifth Airframe Modification
    2 = Second Engine Configuration
     
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    Great info Wayne...
     
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    "Zerosen Red" 1963.
    A fictional story of 5 Zero fighters painted in red as a special secret team.

    I admire you guys' so detailed knowledge, especially Wayne, about Zero fighter:shock:
     

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    Cheers Wayne! interesting stuff I didn't know!

    Awesome artwork too Shinpachi
     
  17. Wayne Little

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    You are welcome Sir!:D
     
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    Thanks 109ROAMING.
    I'll be looking forward to your two zeros:)
     

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    Cheers! Will start painting tomorrow weather providing!

    whats TAIC btw?
     
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