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Mitsubishi A6M2b “Zero” build – Part 4:Painting

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Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” spray can

Fuselage: A mixture of 80% Tamiya XF-11 “J.N. Green” and 20% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya X-20A thinner (ratio 2/3 paint mixture to 1/3 thinner).

Fuselage underside: A mixture of 80% Tamiya XF-12 “J.N. Grey” and 20% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya X-20A thinner (ratio 2/3 paint mixture to 1/3 thinner).

Details:

  • Engine cowling (outside): Vallejo Model Air “Black” 71057.
  • Engine cowling (inside): A mixture of 80% Tamiya acrylics (50% XF-8 “Flat Blue” and 50% Tamiya X-25 “Clear Green”) and 20% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya X-20A thinner (ratio 2/3 paint mixture to 1/3 thinner) [1].
  • Engine: Vallejo Model Color “Oily Steel” 70865.
  • Propeller: Vallejo Model Air “Silver metal” 71063
  • Propeller (rear faces of blades): Vallejo Model Air “Black” 71057
  • External fuel tank: Vallejo Model Air “Silver metal” 71063
  • Canopy: A mixture of 80% Tamiya XF-11 “J.N. Green” and 20% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya X-20A thinner (ratio 2/3 paint mixture to 1/3 thinner). I used the Eduard canopy mask.

Finish:

  • Coated with two layers of Humbrol Clear.
  • Decals placed and covered with Humbrol Clear.
  • Application of Citadel “Purity Seal” satin varnish spray.

References

  1. http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/plastic-model-series-20/1-32-scale-aircraft-17000/mitsubishi-a6m2b-zero-fighter-60317
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