A Zero for Fathers Day

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A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by Jnewboy » Tue May 31, 2016 9:03 pm

A week ago I stopped all other projects and pulled out an old Green BBi Zero and went to work on it for my dad to give him for fathers day. It is actually very easy, first paint a grey net like camo over the top then go back over it with Tamiya IJN dark green on the spots so it appears that the Green is painted onto the grey. :wink: Then some flat aluminum and a steady hand makes quick work of the chipping and prop. The exhaust is done with a fat rust brown shade followed by a thinner smoky black followed by a thin light grey. Then over the whole thing is my own Magic Grime weathering compound that I sell on eBay. I will do a separate post about how to use it someday I have time. Its very easy, just scrub it on and wipe off in the direction of gravity for armor of airflow for aircraft.

Happy Fathers Day! :D

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by CanberraPaul » Tue May 31, 2016 10:07 pm

Your Dad is going to love it Jon!!! Really superb work once again Mate!!!

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:09 am

Thats awesome!
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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:10 am

Looks great !!
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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by Crazy Kraut » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:44 am

Great Work 8) 8)
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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by rschaap » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:11 am

Nice gift. Excellent paint job and weathering.

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by flayrah » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:25 am

Very nice!

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by Studly » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:11 pm

Nice job Mate Well Done. :shock:

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by Yoxford » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:23 pm

Great job Jon!
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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by normandy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:06 pm

Wonderful paint job and weathering Jon!! I'm sure your Father will be proud to receive it.

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:03 pm

Thanks Guys! He picked it up today and loved it! He was going to hang it but he said the details on it make him want to display it. I'm glad hes happy, he is the one who got me into models when I was a boy and latter when as an adult I surpassed his abilities and he has always been proud of me and my quality of work. Hope you all have a great Fathers Day!

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by bobb428 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:57 pm

AWESOME!

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by Winterstar » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:22 am

Great gift idea and gorgeous execution,

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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by DocTodd » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:25 pm

What a great thing to do for your dad! Very nice looking paint job.
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Re: A Zero for Fathers Day

Post by PanzerArm » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:22 pm

Excellent work!

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