Friday, 20 April 2018

Artur Domanski's 1/32 A6M3 Model 22 Zero

This splendid model of an A6M3 Model 22 Zero was built from the Tamiya 1/32 kit by Artur Domanski and features a superb representation of the appearance of the original '6-171' as seen in a couple of well known images.  

The base coat amber grey colour was mixed from Gunze Mr Color C60 RLM 02 Gray and C366 Hemp in the ratio 51% + 49% respectively. The dark green field camouflage is Tamiya. The wear was reproduced with the maskol and salt technique.  The markings are a mix of hand painted and conventional wet transfer decals from HGW.

With special thanks to Artur for sharing these images with Aviation of Japan. More photos of this model can be viewed here at Artur's own blog Artro219 Modelling, together with many other impressive models demonstrating his skills.  

Image credit: All © 2018 Artur Domanski


zegeye said...

Congratulations my friend. This is very impressive model.

Michael Thurow said...

An expert model with great detail and a convincing finish. I was not aware the Model 22 had folding wingtips but a quick check confirmed your presentation. Your research of the plane is superb.
I also like the 'live' photography. Well done - thanks.

Anonymous said...

Just stunning. Very well done!

Best wishes,

Mark Smith said...

Marvelous model and photography, Artur. Thanks for showing it to us, Artur and Nick!

WD said...



WilliamR said...

Impressive in every way.


Baronvonrob said...

Very exciting news indeed...

I am hoping that the most Honorable Mr.Suzuki will someday possibly consider producing a version of "Miss Babs" in 1/72 ?

Straggler 脱走兵 said...

I think the previous comment belongs here:-

But sentiments agreed!