It is a great pleasure to be able to share this image of William Nichols' excellent model of an A6M3 Type 22 Zero built from the recent Tamiya kit in 1/48th scale. William used Tamiya paints mixed to Greg Springer's formula and painted both the Hinomaru markings and the yellow leading edge strips rather than using decals. The model depicts an aircraft of the Iwakuni Kokutai with the attractive but infrequently modelled combination of the overall "amber grey' colour scheme displaying the yellow leading edge IFF strips. Beautifully accomplished.
Image credit: Photo © 2011 William Nichols