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chriswil42

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2021, 11:06:40 AM »
Looks like a nice bronze green.
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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2021, 11:14:50 AM »
Yes please ;D ;D ;D

PM sent with notes as they were to big to load here.

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2021, 12:04:38 PM »
Thanks Francis - now going to read them  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2021, 02:42:28 PM »
The white looks 'lumpy' as if it was hand painted. Any thoughts?

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2021, 07:01:41 PM »
Very clean build.  8)
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kiwichappers

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2021, 01:36:52 PM »
Back on the case again. Applied Japanese markings prior to trying to replicate the roughly applied surrender scheme.

chriswil42

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2021, 02:38:17 PM »
Looking great Francis.
Chris

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2021, 04:14:20 PM »
Seems a shame to cover up that lovely paint job.

kiwichappers

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2021, 07:26:33 PM »
Don't worry Tony, there'll be some of it showing through which is why I needed to do the full Japanese scheme to start with.

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2021, 07:53:05 PM »
Don't worry Tony, there'll be some of it showing through which is why I needed to do the full Japanese scheme to start with.

Hi Kiwichappers,
Would have been surprised if you did not have a nod to previous ownership.
This will look very different to a straight kit build.
Watching and learning with gusto.
Great build, thus far,
Bigkev

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2021, 05:53:53 PM »
I've added a little detail to the cockpit since it will be posed open on the final model.
That's a little detail?.... I wonder what a lot looks like?
Looks great1

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2021, 05:56:52 PM »
As the one I'm making saw very little action being damaged within days of being delivered to Kara Airfield, Rabul I'm treating the Japanese camouflage as showing little wear. Additionally I'm doing it in the surrender scheme it had when flown from Kara to Bougainville of overall white. To replicate the roughly applied surrender scheme I'm going to attempt a diffusion technique for the first time.
Diffusion Technique?.... help please!

chriswil42

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2021, 01:47:21 PM »
As the one I'm making saw very little action being damaged within days of being delivered to Kara Airfield, Rabul I'm treating the Japanese camouflage as showing little wear. Additionally I'm doing it in the surrender scheme it had when flown from Kara to Bougainville of overall white. To replicate the roughly applied surrender scheme I'm going to attempt a diffusion technique for the first time.
Diffusion Technique?.... help please!
Ditto...
Chris

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2021, 05:39:20 PM »
Watch and learn Boyz... 8)
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kiwichappers

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2021, 04:45:13 PM »
Back on with wingy things. Sprayed up the identity numbers on the tail. Rising Decals got the identity numbers totally wrong  which was surprising as this aircraft is very well documented. They noted on their instructions that the identity number on the decal sheet was wrong and should be 2-152 although they failed to include this as an addition to the sheet. The reality is 2-182 is correct but it should be yellow not red hence the need for a stencil to spray the numbers on the tail.