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A6M2a Zero Type 11
Conversion for Tamiya A6M2b

Wolfpack-design, 1/32 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue No. and Description Wolfpack-design WPD32006 - A6M2a Zero Type 11 Conversion for Tamiya
Price:

USD$28.00 plus shipping available online from Wolfpack-design's website

Contents and Media: Five parts in grey resin; one part in clear resin; decal sheet with three marking options; full-colour instructions.
Scale: 1/32 scale
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: First-class casting, presentation and packaging; simple and comprehensive conversion including decals; high quality colour instructions; includes clear resin rear canopy section.
Disadvantages: No colour callouts for camouflage
Conclusion: This is a straightforward and high quality conversion that will be welcomed by fans of Japanese naval aviation.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Wolfpack-design has released a simple but very effective A6M2a Zero Type 11 conversion for Tamiya's 1/32 scale A6M2b kit.

The Wolfpack conversion comes packed inside a clear sleeve and a stout black box. Just five grey resin parts plus one part in clear resin make up the conversion parts.

 

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Two of the grey resin parts are replacement cowl flaps, another two are new exhaust pipes and the final grey part is a blanking plate for the kit's arrestor hook, as these early Type 11 Zeros were not fitted with this feature.

The clear resin part is the early style canopy. In common with all the clear resin parts I have seen, the canopy looks a little frosty straight from the box, but will shine after a bath in Future floor polish.

This package is rounded out with decals covering three marking options. The decals are printed in perfect register by Cartograf, and have been designed by Crossdelta. National markings and stencils will have to be sourced from the Tamiya decal sheet.

 

 

Instructions are supplied in full colour on a glossy, double-sided A4 sheet. Side profiles and a top view of the subjects are supplied, but there are no callouts for the camouflage colours or equivalent model paints on the instruction sheet.

This is a very classy package from Wolfpack-design. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in early-war Japanese naval aviation.

Thanks to Wolfpack-design for the review sample


Wolfpack-design's products are available online from their website


Review Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 30 January, 2009
Last updated 31 January, 2009

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