Second Wave A6M2b

Discussion in 'Aircraft Markings and Camouflage' started by Tobarghe, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Tobarghe

    Tobarghe New Member

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    A6M2b from the IJN carrier Hiryu
    piloted by NAP1/C Shigenori Nishikaichi
    4th Squadron - 12th Section - Aircraft #2
    December 7, 1941

    Created with Adobe CS on a Mac using a Wacom tablet.
    Thank you,
    Edward Grabot
    [email protected]

    References:
    Mushroom Model Magazine Special - Mitsubishi A6M Zero
    Aero Detail 7 - Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter
    Osprey Publishing - No. 25 Modelling The Mitsubishi A6M Zero
    J-aircraft.com Main Page

    A Special thanks to Dave Greene for
    A Japanese publication on Pearl Harbor(very little english, but great photos and artwork)
    Model Airplane International - February 2007 Issue 19
    Aero Publishers Inc - Japanese Naval Air Force Camouflage And Markings World War II
    Bunrindo Co Ltd - Famous Airplanes Of The World No. 55 Type Zero Carrier Fighter Model 11-21
    Crescent Books - The Great Book Of World war II Airplanes
     

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    Micdrow “Archive”
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    job well done Tobarghe
     
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    Tobarghe your profile is fantastic, however it requires one change the Blue markings for Pearl harbor should be a darker shade of Blue, like those on the decal sheet. It was not until Jan Feb when Hiryu and Soryu recieved replacement Zeros did the bands become a lighter shade of blue as you have depicted.

    Also added a shot of the aircraft restored to the markings of BII-120 showing the Dark Blue bands at Pearl Harbor.
     

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    Very well!
     
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