Sunday 12 August 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 009 - MICHAŁ DANIELAK

I would like to take this chance and share my work with you. Almost one year ago I built Tamiya 61027 Mitsubishi A6M5c Type 52 Zero Fighter (Zeke) 1/48 scale kit. For the first time, I used the hairspray technique to made a chipping effects. I think that is one of the best ways to achieved realistic chipping effects.
Further below are some pictures from the building process, I know that quality is not good, but I think the final look is better.

Michał Danielak - Poland


Anonymous said...

First let me say that I think this is a very nice model and I think the quality is good (certainly better than I could do), and Michal should be proud of his work.
My only problem is that this does not appear to be a Kamikaze aircraft. The markings are of the 332nd Ku based at Iwakuni AB, in Yamaguchi Prefecture (my other source says Naruo AB). The ordinance carried under the wings are the Type 3 No 1 Mark 28 Model 1 Air to Air Rocket Bomb. This was an unguided missile with 2 Kg of propellant and a .6 Kg explosive charge in the warhead. Its velocity was 400 m/sec. It was carried under the wings on launching rails.
So it appears that this aircraft is fitted out for an air to air intercept mission.

Wind Swords

Toryu said...

Michal's model evokes a mixed reaction with me. On the one hand it is excellently finished with a lot of care on detail and effort on camouflage. On the other hand the focus on his new chipping technique resulted in an over-weathered model - Zeros suffered little colour deterioration and were well-kept in service. After-war pictures of scruffy examples are misleading.
I also have doubts about some colours of the model. If George accredits Michal's work for the contest I'd give it a 7. It's a very fine build.

D. Chouinard said...

This is interesting, and a very good effort overall. I think the underside could use some more oil streaking, dirt, and such. 8.

Arawasi said...

I agree 100% with what the others said and I'll give it a 5. As a model it looks good but the weathering is excessive for a combat Zero. Why not try the same technique with a "Hayate" or a "Hayabusa" where you can get more accurate results?

Raketenmann said...

Well is it a tokko-plane or isn't it? It is very artfully and skillfully built. All the uncertainties considering the crafts purpose and the things already said about a realistic (for a late-war Zero) chipping/weathering in mind I ll gove it a 7.