Friday, 9 March 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 007 - DEREK COOPER #3

This model represents one of several Zeros that were captured by the Allies at the end of the war and evaluated by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit - South-East Asia at Tebrau in Malaya. This particular example was an A6M2b but (from photographic evidence) was evidently retro-fitted with long-barreled cannon in the wings. Airfix 1/72 scale kit with decals from Max Models and turned brass cannon barrels from Master Model.
 The paintwork on the aircraft was obviously in a very worn condition, and I have shown the bare metal showing through. In retrospect, however, I think it maybe this should instead be the standard factory grey-green finish of early Zeros. Too late to go back, however!

- Derek Cooper -


Toryu said...

Great model! 4.8
The chipping looks very realistic. I guess you're right with regard to the color undercoat.

Anonymous said...

Great job on the weathering - 4.7. I wonder why they replaced the cannons with the long barrel version (from an A6M3 or A6M5 I guess)?

Wind Swords

D. Chouinard said...

The Airfix kit seems popular! 4.7