A6M2b Zero Aircraft

This is the 1/72 Scale A6M2b Zero Aircraft Plastic Model Kit by Airfix.

Airfix A6M2b Zero Aircraft Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #01005
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Spotlight Review

"Awesome Zero"
Airfix has really killed it with these new tool kits. This one is no exception. An excellent weekend build, or base for some super detailing with all the PE you can fit, the parts are clean and sharply molded. No flash was seen anywhere on my version. I had no fit issues and didnt need filler. Its worth noting that its the same kit that comes in the Zero/Wildcat double kit. This is a great kit for anyone at any skill level.

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  • Airfix Product Number: 01005
  • Skill Level 1
  • Length 126mm
  • Width 166mm


  • 47 parts

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"A quick build kit perfect for air combat diorama"
So much potential with this kit. I plan on having it chased by a corsair in a dog fight scene I am building.

"Amazing updated kit"
First off, this is an updated kit. If you see photos of the model with the green and grey paint job and the number 34 under the wing, that's the old style. The new version is IJN grey all over with red and beige fuselage stripes. I've built four of these kits, and I've used it for a beginning model class. It has the perfect mix of value, quality and detail. The sprues on all of the kits I've done were very clean. There was minimal flash, and the pieces fit together beautifully. There was very little sanding or puttying required. The detail is about as good as you can get without adding photo etch parts. One neat thing about the kit is the variety of options. The kit provides parts for landing gear either up or down, wingtips extended or folded, etc. Unfortunately the canopy doesn't open, but if you're super duper careful, you can cut it to the open position with a sharp hobby knife. This is a great kit for beginners (I had an 8 year old build one in my class) or experts given its forgiving nature and loads of detail and potential.

"A bit fiddly, but worth it"
The new range of Airfix kits are all detailed and rewarding builds, but they're also all a bit fiddly and tricky. The chief culprits on their new Zero are the landing gear hatches and the control column -- be sure you have some sharp side cutters or a razor saw handy when you're cutting the pieces from the sprues, as the attachment points tend to be very thick. Once you cross that hurdle (or not), you'll end up with a very decent replica of a Mitsubishi Zero, with a good clear canopy, plenty of detail in the cockpit and on the surface, and an excellent sheet of decals typical of Airfix quality. For the price -- about a third of the Tamiya version -- you can't go wrong.


  • (A) Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero 3rd Air Group, 202nd Kokuta, Imperial Japanese Navy, Rabul, September 1942

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