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PostSubject: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Mon 30 Mar 2015, 11:20 pm

Coming to a thread near you soon! I am on the Zero kick again, can't remember
how may I have done, loving them! This one will be done as Saburo Sakai's mount
he flew in China before the U.S. entered the war. It's the 1/48 Hasegawa kit, very
well done, needs no aftermarket as far as I am concerned.---John

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Mon 30 Mar 2015, 11:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Wed 01 Apr 2015, 2:19 am

I have a bit of work done. I drilled out the lightening holes in the seat
and did some detail painting in the cockpit.---John

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Wed 01 Apr 2015, 10:03 am

Nice subject John, one which I must do myself sometime.

I don't blame you on the P/e. I don't think I'll ever use it again on a plane. It looks cool when the fuselage is open but a lot of it is hidden when it gets closed up. Seat belts would maybe be the exception.

Side panels are looking good. Maybe a little wash in those 'holes'?

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Wed 01 Apr 2015, 3:24 pm

Thanks, my weak point is washes, never got good at them. Need some
more "tutorial". Also it's mixed media, enamel and acrylic, can that be washed?---John
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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Wed 01 Apr 2015, 4:51 pm

I would think that depends on what you dilute your wash with. If you used an acrylic craft paint and diluted it with water I would think it would be very safe.
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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Fri 03 Apr 2015, 5:36 pm

I know you can paint acrylic over enamel BUT it's a definite no no to
do enamel over acrylic, the enamel is HOT and will eat at the acrylic
causing it to craze. Ask me how I know, I ruined a perfectly good
A6M3 Zero by doing that. Learned the hard way.---John
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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Fri 03 Apr 2015, 11:03 pm

Thanks Buck. I diluted a small amount of acrylic black paint with
distilled water then added a drop of dish soap and it works good.
I had to pour some out, it was too solid and add more distilled water.
Got the consistency I want now.---John
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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Sat 04 Apr 2015, 1:28 pm

Great looking airplanes that the Axis flew !!
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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Mon 06 Apr 2015, 2:24 am

I have the engine built and a light wash, the cockpit interior in and
washed. I will try to get detail pics of interior and wash but it is cramped
in there, hard to see.---John

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Mon 06 Apr 2015, 5:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Mon 06 Apr 2015, 5:50 pm

Looking good John.

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Mon 06 Apr 2015, 10:26 pm

Some interior pictures. The wash shows best in the seat.---John


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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Tue 07 Apr 2015, 3:52 pm

Very cool.  Interior and engine really help make planes more interesting to build and see.  P.E. parts, I think on a "special" build they make sense, but in general the expen$e and effort may not be worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 7:39 pm

The wings are on, not an easy task. I had a heck of a gap
at the wing roots, had to pull wings up and tape them until
they dried. I also had a good sized gap at the wing to fuselage
joint on the belly. Why do some people make a big deal out of
how GOOD Hasegawa kits are, I have had a LOT of them that are
just as "doggy" as Revell, Monogram and Airfix with crappy fit
issues and next to no cockpit detail.---John

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 9:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A6M2a Zero in China WWII   Wed 15 Apr 2015, 5:16 pm

More parts on. Flap accutators, wing tip lights, and oil cooler scoop. After I
add the drop tank I can mask and paint, soon.---John
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