1/48 Hasegawa A6M2 Zero Build

Small, sleek, nimble and for a while during the first half of the Pacific War the Zero was deadly.  While the Japanese Army Air Force seemed to constantly be looking for new models for a variety of tasks, the Navy stuck to this airframe and squeezed every ounce of performance out of it.  By the […]

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Tamiya 1/32 A6M5 Zero

This kit was my first attempt at a 32nd scale kit and would ultimately be the first model I entered into a contest.  This model was completed in September 2009 and it shows how I did things back then.  This model is still proudly displayed in the model case even though I am sure I […]

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Tamiya 1/48 G4M1 Betty

This one was a “recycled” kit – a good model friend of mine picked this one up a few years ago.  I am not sure why he acquired it (he is a serious Tank guy) or what he intended to do with it but he offered this started kit to me and I jumped on […]

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1/48 Hasegawa F4U-5 (Argentine)

Pretty isn’t it?  I like the late Corsair variants; they were more bomber than fighter at this point and armed to the teeth.  As for their service in the Argentine navy I don’t know much.  However, with the blue on the rudder and the big anchors on the wings – these Corsairs are just wonderful.  […]

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Tamiya’s 1/32 A6M2 Zero

This particular Zero has come to be known as ‘Koga’s Zero’ after its pilot, Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga.  As part of the greater battle of Midway, Koga flew from the Ryujo and took part in a raid on Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians.  The Zero was damaged in that raid so Koga decided to […]

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