Sunday 23 March 2008

Japanese Aircraft Models

Fellow Japanese aircraft enthusiast William Reece has very kindly sent me photographs of two of his beautiful aircraft models.
The Zero was made using the 1/48th scale Hasegawa kit and represents an A6M2 Model 11 of the 12th Naval Air Group in China during 1940. William painted the model using Polly Scale #414317 Concrete for the 'Olive Gray-Green' (following Jim Lansdale's artifact matches) and Tamiya XF-12 IJN Gray for the light gray. The kit decals were used.

The second model, a stunning Army Shoki of the 47th Hiko Sentai (Flying Regiment), was also built from a 1/48th scale Hasegawa kit. William finished the model in Floquil Bright Silver for the natural metal and Tamiya XF-14 IJA Gray for the fabric covered control surfaces.

Click on the images to see the full size versions. Comments are welcome.

Thanks very much, William, and I look forward to being able to post more photographs of your excellent models here. I hope that others will contribute theirs too - just send them via my contact details on the sidebar.

Images & models credit: © William Reece 2008


Anonymous said...

Very nice build- congratulation to your friend!!!

Anonymous said...

Great work on the two kits. William.

Ken Glass

Dark Green Man said...

[font=verdana][color=green]both models are beautiful !!!