Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero - Tamiya 1/72

ArmouredSprue

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Feb 26, 2013
Adelaide SA
Hi all
Just finished this little gem from Tamiya.
It was the time build the Tamiya Zero and I was really impressed.
The overall fitting and crispy details makes hard to believe it's a 1/72nd scale kit.

Kit built OOTB including the seatbelts decals. The only addition to the kit was a scratch built pitot tube using syringe needles and the IFF antenna made with stretching line 0.1mm from MIG.

The Tamiya decals continue to disappoint. I don't really understand a company that makes the most beautiful kit to assemble and can't get good decals (to be clear, their decals are way too thick), in this case I think they should benchmark Airfix or Eduard. Even using tons of decal solutions I couldn't get a excellent result.
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Comments and critics are welcomed and appreciated.
Cheers
Paulo
 

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