How to improve an old Tamiya 1/48 A6M2 T.21 ?

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  1. le_steph40

    le_steph40 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to "recycle" my old Tamiya kit in an aircraft "probably" flown by Toshio Ota from Tainan Kokutai, 2nd Chutai during summer 1942.
    Not a big problem to engrave panel lines on the fuselage, but I think the cockpit is very poorly detailled...
    I looked for some photo-etched or resin cockpit for this kit but I found anything :(
    Anybody to tell me how to improve this poor cockpit please ? Just a precision, I'm not a big fan of "scratch-building" :p

    TIA
    St├ęph
     
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    Japanese rigs aren't my forte Steph but I hope someone can help out.
     
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    I haven't seen these details for the Tamiya kit. However there are accessories for the Hasgawa one. I would say it shouldn't be difficult to fit them to the Tamiya kit.

    Cutting Edge resin cockpit set CE48361

    CE_A6M01.jpg

    a6m2_cockpit.jpg


    Verlinden Productions no. VL1289

    Zero type 21 verlinden 1_48.jpg


    Eduard 1/48 EDFE358

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    Eduard 1/48 ED49358 part12 or Eduard 1/48 ED48306

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    Thank you Wojtek, I know these items. I found also Aires resin cockpit or True Details or CMK for Hasegawa kits but not sure about the fitting in the Tamiya kit
     
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    Wojtek has covered it pretty well I think..!
     
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    le_steph40 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I think too :thumbleft:
     
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