Friday, 1 November 2013

Absolute Zero

Having cracked open this kit on the 4th of October, I had intended to have it finished by the end of that month.  I did - with three hours to spare!  This is the re-tooled Airfix Zero and it goes together rather well.  When it came to painting, rather then trying anything fancy I opted for a plain green over white finish which I think looks quite striking.  The decals are those supplied with the kit.






Sadly I didn't get round to dealing with the pair of 1/285 scale Zeros I have waiting, but their time will come!

12 comments:

Nick Grant said...

Very nice Tim. I like the 'clean' look - fresh from the bakery, so to speak.

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
Thanks. I thought long and hard about 'weathering' but in the end I couldn't be bothered!

Al said...

That's cool, nice detail around the canopy too Tim

Paul Foster said...

Well executed Tim (I knew you could do it!)

It looks sparkling clean, so the groundies must really love it as well!

Impressed about the canopy also.

Nice one.

Stu Rat said...

Doesn't look right.

You need to build a T-6 Texan kit and paint it as a Zero like in all the classic war movies and TV shows.

Martin Rapier said...

Very smart Tim. I lke the green finish, it reminds me of some of the later war missions in 'Pacific Air War'.

Tim Gow said...

Al
Thanks - the canopy looks OK from a foot away - but don't go any closer!

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
I felt it looked good 'clean' so couldn't bring myself to weather it!

Tim Gow said...

Stu Rat
You mean it looks so much like a Zero that it doesn't look like a Zero? No pleasing some people.....

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
It certainly looks better then my original Zero....

Archduke Piccolo said...

An elegant aircraft with a livery to match. Very nice...

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Thanks - hopefully the neat finish will make up for the hash I made of its predecessor!