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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
 Airfix # arx01005
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Airfix Item # arx01005
Specifications :
  • Airfix Product Number: 01005
  • Skill Level 1
  • Length 126mm
  • Width 166mm
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"A quick build kit perfect for air combat diorama"
omniman1962
So much potential with this kit. I plan on having it chased by a corsair in a dog fight scene I am building.

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Specs

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

Includes

  • 47 parts

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"A bit fiddly, but worth it"
rlsundquist
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.

 
"Amazing updated kit"
clunymike
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.

 
"Great little kit"
jeremy.s.michels1
This was a nice cheap little kit. The parts are pretty small so they can be a little tough for some people. The instructions were very easy to follow, and all of the pieces fit together pretty well. There is very little flash on the parts that needs to be cleaned up. This is a great plane for beginners and experienced modelers. It is cheap, so not a lot of money will be lost if a mistake is made.

Markings

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

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