IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY ZERO FIGHTER A6M5 MODEL52 SWEET 1/144

Box package of Imperial Japanese Navy Zero Fighter A6M5 Model52 Sweet 1/144

It is a standard kit of Zero Fighter. I think it’s included two aircraft as usual, but in fact the package was written only one.

I sharpened metal wire and thinned it to attach the pitot tube. Zero Fighter Sweet 1/144

Because this Zero fighter did not have a pitot tube, I sharpened metal wire and thinned it to attach.

masking small canopy, Zero Fighter Sweet 1/144

Though it was small, I masked it in a canopy with effort. Does completeness rise compare to the last time build?

I add the thing like the brake pipe, Zero Fighter Sweet 1/144

I add the thing like the brake pipe with extra-fine metal wire.
(13-April-2016)

All masking of the canopy was over.

All masking of the canopy was over. Because there are many frames, it is hard and detailed work.

all assembly was completed before painting

All the parts I can assemble is all one built before the painting.

painting of Zero Fighter Sweet 1/144

I painted the undersurface, a cowling and the propeller by airbrushing. I decided the canopy firstly cockpit color and the next is a body color.

dark green painted on Zero Fighter Sweet 1/144

I painted it a dark green base color.

decals of Zero Fighter Sweet 1/144

Because one of the Japanese flag decal got wrinkled on the way and ruptured, I cut spare Japanese flag decal just a little and covered it in the damaged area. The damaged area was not much attracted afterwards, when I spread decal fit like a pool of water on the wing and soften these markings.
(20-April-2016)

653 Flying group 166 fighter squadron

Many kits of the 653 FLYING GROUP 166 FIGHTER SQUADRON are released, including the other scales.

653 Flying group was the aircraft carrier squadron that participated in a lot of strategy

653 FLYING GROUP is the aircraft carrier squadron that participated in a lot of strategy, such as the Southern Operations at the opening of WWII and the battle of the Philippine Sea.

inking lightly

Generally, I did the washing and inking lightly.

Antenna wire is a metal, 1/144 aircraft model

Antenna wire is a metal wire, I made the pitot tube with a thin metal wire.

I sharpened the side of the leg cover.

I sharpened the side of the leg cover. But maybe there’s no effect.

A canopy could be painted a little more beautiful than last time.

A canopy could be painted a little more beautiful than last time. I want to finish it a little neater.

1/144 scale Zero fighter modelingUnderside was done a little inking.

Underside was done a little inking.

Imperial Japanese Navy Zero Fighter A6M5 Model52 Sweet 1/144 build and painting to finish

Yellow band on the wing front was fixed with a brush later because the decals did not completely fit.

A characteristic decal in the back also looks good.

It’s small, so it’s possible to put on a mirror. A characteristic decal in the back also looks good.

small but detailed 1/144 scale modelImperial Japanese Navy Zero Fighter A6M5 Model52 Sweet 1/144 build and painting to finish

Though the small scale is cool, I want to make a larger scale next time.
(26-April-2016)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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