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1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero

  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 1

    In Part one John takes us through the kit and the tools needed before making a start on the kit.

  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 2

    In Part two John works his way through the engine build.

  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 3

    The wing build can move quickly since there is no painting except for the cannons and the fuel tanks, so let’s get to it.

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  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 4

    Continuing on with the gear.

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  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 5

    Let’s look at the parts for one of the flaps:

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  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 6

    So, next up was to start the rear fuselage.  This is a pretty fiddly part of the build because the PE is extremely thin, sometimes very long, and difficult to trim and file the attachment “nubs” off.  I heartily recommend holding these long pieces with some flat jawed pliers close to the nub, and file gently to remove the excess attachment point.

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  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 7

    Next up is the final subassembly to complete the kit, so we’re entering an exciting time here.


  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 8

    OK, when we left off, we had the cockpit portion of the fuselage structure assembled, but nothing installed in it yet.

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  • 1/32 IMCTH A6M2b Zero 9

    Time for final assembly—-

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