Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero 1/72 Hasegawa

On December 7, 1941, Tora, Tora, Tora, announced the beginning of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Lt. Saburo Shindo in the cockpit of new delivered A6M2b Zero coded AI-102 from Akagi carrier was a part of it. On December 7, 2013, I was also shouting Tora, Tora, Tora as I was happy that my son Lukas was born 🙂 But let’s return to modelling. In my modeller carreer, I made a big change. After many years of using Hansa 281 airbrush, I bought a new Iwata.

To get used to a new functional system of the trigger I decided to make some easy camouflage of a Japanese aircraft made by a Japanese company. Considering the origin of my new airbrush and my usual Tamiya acrylic paints, this made it a 100% Japanese build 🙂

This was straightforward, OOB build. I only added antenna wire and gunsight glass. Unfortunately, as usual, photos discovered some imperfections, especially on canopy frame which I am going to correct afterwards. Even though there is the superb A6M2b Tamiya kit (which I am going to build as well), I would say the Hasegawa is still relevant.


One thought on “Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero 1/72 Hasegawa

  • 13. 12. 2020 at 7:23

    December 7th will undoubtedly be a day to remember..congratulations on Lukas timely birthday 🙂

    As a fellow user of Iwata products (Iwata HP-C plus is my handle) I must applaud your excellent result….Very Well Done !


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