1/48 Tamiya Zero

Gallery Article by Serge Dompierre on May 5 2009

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From Tamiya in 1/48th scale; built OOTB and painted using Tamiya acrylics paints.

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The model is for an A6M2 Zero of 253d Air Group based at Tobera air base at Rabaul January 1944.

This is the plane flown by the famous Japanese ace Warrant Officer Tetsuzo Iwamoto; he gained some 202 aerial victories in China and Pacific front, he survived the war and died in 1955 from a septicemia (blood poisoning).

Serge Dompierre

Photos and text by Serge Dompierre