Moni,s GB A6M2b Zero

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Ha-ha I wouldn't want to see that shark swimming near me Moni! :eek:

Looks good so far!

Cheers

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looking good Monica , loving the shark!, cheers tony
 

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thank you ,Patrick and Tony for stopping by,glad you like it so far,

wont get much time today ,but will get a bit done, :sad:
 

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Awesome work on the shark and nice start to the Zero Monica. Wouldn't want to see your version of a large fish if that is a small fish then!
 

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well not much real done today but some think any way, :oops:

made a life raft for him to try to get in

gave the zero its 1st coat off color , I dont think it is to far off , so hard to match the japanese paint :confused:

the gray lead in the panle lines did not show as i was hoping for it too :oops:

but hears were I,m att,

any comments welcome ;)

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I guess this guy isn't going to get fish and chips for tea? Nice sculpting work Monica. I'm not sure a fighter like the Zero would have carried a life raft, normally the pilot would have been limited to a life jacket/preserver. Not to say though that he hasn't been thrown a raft from a rescue aircraft, or Tony's float plane hasn't pulled up alongside and thrown one out. Either way he won't have a raft for long if Jaws gets his way :smiling3:
 

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hi Joe, thank you,I think he maybe dinner :oops: very good point,i think your absolutely right, i was trying to find out if, there did carry life rafts, I know the Germans did,

well maybe in steed , have him on the wing with the shark biting at that ? hows that sound ? :confused:
 
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Well I tried a search, and one site describing how the Americans got their hands on their first flyable Zero describes that "The pilot had a parachute and a life raft.” So all good to stay as it is I reckon. http://www.texasflyinglegends.org/kogas-zero
 

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hi Joe ,oh wow google must like you it hates me :rolleyes:,thank you, so back to the 1st idea i had all thanks to you yaaaaaaaa :D
 

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well hears were im up to, at the days end ,:oops:

just need to weather it and finish off the pilot , and the life rafe oh my cannot find out what color it should be , ? :confused:

once weathered ,need to set into the base which will be some type off resin

any comments most welcome

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thank you for stopping by Dave and glad you like it :smiling3:
 

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Looks good Monica, I think the raft was canvas so a dirty yellow/sand colour might be the way to go.
 

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think your right Joe , just do it like that some type off burnt yellow thing
 
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Very good Monica.

It's coming out quick and good. Looking for the base now.
 

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Something different Moni, I like it, all looking great!

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hi ,Francesco, thank you, just need to add the decals, and a little bit off weathering ,then the base ,just use some resin in a tub,:rolleyes: and cut it out,like how SI did, ;)

thanks for stopping by SI, glad you like it
 

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One tip when adding bullet holes Moni, in air-combat you never get a straight line. The vibration, attacking aircraft and victim ducking and weaving means you get one hole in the tail, four in a wing, one on the fuselage etc. They are very random, especially fighter kills-100 bullets fired 10%-20% approx will strike the airframe. Just a note for when you do another.

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thank you SI, not to late to fill and move them about ;) and will note that one down,as i did mostly , wont close to the engine area, and that sent her into the drink :rolleyes:
 

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Don't forget to gently heat the ends of the propellers and twist that they get when they strike. On water you will get one or two that will slightly bent and one that will be just going or normal-the energy of impact is slowed and displaced more in water but still a wind-milling prop skimming the water will bend it like mad. I reckon the story behind this plane is he got caught, lacking the armour the Zero got hit, lucky strike on the engine area, he dove away into cloud-nobody following him, but he got a glycol/oil leak, pressure dropped and he brought it down for a crash landing. :D

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