Thursday, 27 January 2011

Flaming Zero

I mentioned in my recent post on Zeroes that I had a couple of 'specials'.  Here is the first - a burning wreck!
This is the model as it came out of the box!  The 'smoke' seems to be made of painted rubber and is most effective.

Note also the 'damage' to wings and tail. 

Is that the culprit in the background?  The F6F Hellcat is an old Revell kit.

The Zero plunges towards the surface of the Pacific, er,  table.

12 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

Wow...that looks really good. What make is it?
Cheers
Paul

Don M said...

Splash the zero! Neat little kit Tim!

west1871 said...

And it burns,burns,burns like a ring of fire!!!!Very clever idea indeed.That plane looks so full of action.

Cheers Rich.

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

You say the smoke is rubbery.

Could it be made of vinyl ? (like John's old podracers were)

Tim Gow said...

Paul
I think it's by Doyusha.

Tim Gow said...

Don
I think your grandad would have liked it!

Tim Gow said...

Rich
I've used more ridiculous models in games, so no doubt it'll make another appearance here before long.

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr
Could be. I'll try to remember and bring it along next time I see you.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

That Zero is so impressive :)

Paul said...

Great effect and good idea for the smoke. Usually I think these things just fell apart when hit by bullets etc.

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
I wish I could take some of the credit for it, but the model is as I took it from the box.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
A Zero falling apart under fire? Now that would be a modelling challenge!