Hasegawa 1/48 A6M5b Zero Type 52

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Hello,

This is my completed 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5b Zero Type 52. The kit was built OOB with the exception of PE seat belts. I lost the small little pieces on the wings (don't know what there called) so I had to scratch build those using Tamiya epoxy putty. I also made the two wing lights using PVA glue as the kits lights protruded out too much and didn't fit properly.

It was painted with Humbrol enamels and Tamiya enamels. Weathering was used to highlight details and give an overall clean aircraft look. Panels lines were highlighter using Tamiyas panel line Accent washes being Black and Dark brown and also by using a copic Multiliner Pen 0.02 Black and Grey. Other washes used include Vallejos Desert Dust on the cowling, landing bays, underside of the flaps and the wheels and also Vallejos dark grey and black on the inside of the cockpit.

Presading was done with Tamiya XF-1 and post shading on both top and bottom by just adding some white to the original colour. Also finally I used Tamiya weathering master to create some dust effects overall on the aircraft.

As always I am not interested in historical accuracy but the build and finish, so with that in mind am happy with the end result.

I hope you all enjoy the photos and the video (which takes quite some time to do up)


https://flic.kr/p/Seog2j
https://flic.kr/p/2cYGE7D
https://flic.kr/p/SeogRL
https://flic.kr/p/2cYGC6V

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That’s a beauty. Nice build!!
 

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Just seen this one Bob, and some very nice. Work indeed it’s turned out great.
 
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