It is a Zero Fighter Type 52. My work had stopped for a while in the figure painting, now I started again. I heard the Tamiya’s Zero is a high-quality product so probably easy to build. Oh, there is not a place to display when the airplane is completed. I wonder I make a warship for a while?
I searched the masking seal, the place where I turned off where I peel off, and I tried hard for about a couple of minutes, but regarding the manual, I had to cut it by myself. Still, it is saved the working stress. I hope many plastic model makers put this kind of seal in every aircraft kit.
I tried making a pitot tube with a metal wire by connecting a 0.3mm brass wire to a brass pipe of 1.0mm and 0.6mm. Parts around this area are highly durable due to the high probability of damage during painting. Because the pitot tube is easily damaged during the painting, I made it with strong material.
The rising-sun insignias are pretty thick decals, there are also considerably thin small decals. I have various decal softening items, I don’t know what is the best match for these decals till testing. A small decal on the underside partially melted with a strong softener, so I stuck a different one.
Finally finished the zero fighters. It took time to complete by moving home or relocating the home page on the way of building it. This time, I built the Zero in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 19, 1944. Carrier Junyo, Lead ship of Carrier Div. 2, 652nd Fighter Group.
Japan lost three carriers, were attacked and sunk, and the loss of approximately 500 planes, while the United States was a wreck of several ships and hundreds of aircraft but had no sunk ship. At this time, the air force was 500 in Japan, the United States had 900. In addition to that, the military’s skill was higher in the United States.
Zero Fighter Type 52 was cut down by 50 centimeters at both wing ends compared to Type 21, and the wing tip became round. The armament is equipped with two 7.7 millimeter guns on the nose and 20-millimeter guns in both wings. The air fighting performance declined and the cruising distance became shorter, but it seems that there was no problem in the latter half of the war main tactics is hit-and-run.
Using black blue for this Zero fighter inking. I wonder the inking best color on the basic paint dark green. When I built Raiden, which body color was also dark green, I choose a light color for the inking, I like that finishing, but this time I try darker color.
I tried peeling off silver paint first time on the aircraft model. I thought that painting would not peel off so much because the care of the carrier-based aircraft is nearly perfect, so I tried to practice just for the area to get on and off on the left side. It may be slightly unbalanced because the aircraft is generally clean.
I thought it was trouble because there are plenty of figures, but it is quite fun to start making. Well, it is Tamiya, I guess inheriting the spirit of the military miniature series also in 1/48 airplane kits.
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.