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Tamiya : Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero Fighter : 1/32 Scale Model : Step By Step Video Build




Here is a step by step video build of a Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero Fighter by starting from the beginning of the build right to the very end of the build.

Episode.1 Sample Video.



Please go to the Genessis-models website to view all videos : http://www.genessis-models.co.uk/videos.html

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Hi Bob, I have built the A6M5 version of this kit, andthe fit is amazing, I didn't have any trouble with the engine cover but maybe your version has a different engine/ additional parts. I agree the landing gear is a bit of a gimmick mine works but I wouldn't want to play with it too much lol, the springs are quite soft on mine and it sits nicely
In fact when you pick it up the legs extend. Excessive pin marks seem to be a side effect of next generation moulding. I wonder if the more detail they add to a part the more injector pins needed to get the parts out, I wish they would spend a bit more time putting them in areas that are unseen or at least in places you can get to
The main problem I found is that this kit is so good it makes everything else seem hard work lol !, I can't wait to see how your one turns out, you are a very talented modeller mate,great site too
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Thanks for the input mate, I was hoping to have the engine cover so I can have them off or on at will and hope to get the landing gear working, as I say I've just read some reviews but will find out if there is a problem or not, hopefully I can get my zero working like yours.

Im no expert on pin marks but I've seen how eduard places there pin marks and they are really nice so it does show it can be done right.

Time to go work on the fantastic cockpit ;-)

bob

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i have just got the Mitsubishi A6M5 Recommended by pete so any input would be appreciated, i will start to build it in about 2 weeks
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Bobby

I've built this kit twice, and there was absolutely no fit issues with the cowling or anywhere else.
In fact the fit of the cowling is so good you need to be careful when you want to remove it as not to scratch the paint.

As you said it is the first of the "big 4", (I have and built 3 of the 4 with the Corsair up next)
Many argue that Tamiya has turned us into "assemblers" rather than modelers but I really appreciate being able to concentrate on the build, knowing it will all fit together.

I can only hope that the rumors about a 1/32 Mosquito are or will soon be true

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That is a fantastic review sir! this build will be very important for me to watch as it is the step by step format. Most of what I do routinely now came from watching the step-by-step on the F-15 when I first joined the site. The detail of the techniques, products [along with the product review videos already up], and every aspect of the build and finish bring the term "primer" to mind---not the pre paint primer, but primer in the sense that these videos get you on your way to accomplishing professional level builds--ALL the information in one spot. reinforces the basic and the finer points of all aspects of modeling. One question Bob. As I read various WIP threads here among all the modelers as well as your threads, I just don't recall much recommendation to wash the model off prior to building. What is the skinny on that? I have not had a problem with just washing surfaces in various steps as I go. Thanks Bob!
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Nice Jap metallic paintwork mate!
You actually made it truly scale, and re-created what they did back then.
The "metallic" greens and blues in Jap planes are actually not paint.
Its a transparent protective laquer to protect the bare Aircraft aluminium.
This laquer was dyed with green or blue so they could see where it had been applied.
(So they appied it everywhere)
Therefore the aluminium Surface shows through and gives it the metallic appearence.


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Nice Jap metallic paintwork mate!
You actually made it truly scale, and re-created what they did back then.
The "metallic" greens and blues in Jap planes are actually not paint.
Its a transparent protective laquer to protect the bare Aircraft aluminium.
This laquer was dyed with green or blue so they could see where it had been applied.
(So they appied it everywhere)
Therefore the aluminium Surface shows through and gives it the metallic appearence.


Cheers!


I'm not an expert on ANY aircraft details, but that info about why the Japanese colored the aircraft the way they did is really interesting. thanks for posting that!

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Episode.3 is up
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really enjoyed episode 3. I am glad that you are having a go at the moving parts even if reviews are negative. nothing to lose I guess, and it is interesting to see how they engineered that aspect of the kit. The interior paint and weathering is interesting, but that cockpit detail is outrageous. looking forward to seeing more about that. thanks, Bob!
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in the middle of episode 4 right now..    I have to say thank you for recording alot of the paint work.    I really believe what sets your models apart from others, including other professional modelers,   is your airbrushing techniques..    Your airbrushing skills are 2nd to none imho.    Dont get me wrong glueing, sanding, filling, rescribing,  everything that goes into model building you have down to a science but your airbrushing is really a pleasure to be able to watch and learn from.

I have learned some great tips from watching your videos that has really taken my airbrushing,  and modeling in general,  to a whole new level.   Also it doesnt go unnoticed that you always have videos up for us each week without fail.   

Sorry didnt mean to go on and on but thank you for the videos..    If i could only get about 20 a week i wouldnt even have to pay for cable anymore...  lmao..   [smile]
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episode 4. really getting into the professional paint techniques with the preshade, dry-brush, using tiny pieces of sponges to apply wear. I had not seen the 3 layer instrument panels put together before. very nice. finally, the PE and the sticker  to create realistic seat harness and buckles. I got so caught up in that really really close camera work--high quality--I lost track of time and kind of jumped when the music popped on at the end! LOL. thank you Bob!
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episode 5. the completed cockpit section--perfect in detail and fit, pops into the fuselage without a hitch.Who needs a resin cockpit for this kit? no one. helps to justify the kit cost? Next up, dealing with hinged control surfaces Bob works through the various glues and technique do's and don'ts to avoid sticking the hinge mechanisms down. all finished and the surfaces move freely. great feature of the kit preserved. another smashing Episode Bob--THANKS!
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I managed to fall behind in watching the episodes so.........I just finished watching episodes 6-9. each episode is filled with techniques, materials,ultimate know-how. The "operating systems" on this kit are amazing when you stop to realize that most of the parts are styrene---its not like buying a RC kit were the landing gear is a pre-built metal/composite "system" that you attach to the kit and bam, that's it. Bob covers all the details of assembling the working parts and then shows how they work and interact. The Engine? fantastic kit parts augmented by the metalizer paints, buffed, rusted---WOW. Last comes masking and prep work for paint. Bob covers the details step by step--pro all the way as usual with these step-by-step builds. what an incredible kit and BUILD/FINISH.
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episode 10 is so good. Bob uses the simple principle of repetitive teaching at critical points and also referring to separate product and technique videos on the site that we can go back to and review. Bob picks up AB technique, paints and thinners, and then.......priming. next comes the really nice nice nice preshade work using two different colors. the episode just finishes with a focus on the first coats of color on one wing, emphasizing careful technique to go over the preshade without destroying all the hard work that went into it. fantastic tutorial Bob. Thanks!
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