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"The Souvenir Hunters"
A6M3 Zero

by Jaroslav Galler


"The Souvenir Hunters"


Tamiya's 1/48 scale A6M3 Zero (with six figures) is available online at Squadron.com for only  USD$12.96




This diorama does not represent a true story, nor is it copied from any picture. It was built about four years ago solely according to my imagination.

The main subject is Tamiya's A6M3 Zero.


I must confess it was a very pleasant construction job because I did not need to add a lot of details or perform tedious tasks such as puttying, sanding, detailing the cockpit, engine and landing gear as well.

The additional work for this project was sanding inside some areas to replicate bullet holes, and opening some covers. I made the canopy frames from thin paper strips. The fabric covered surfaces were replaced using Evergreen plastic strips.

The figures are from Tamiya and Monogram kits.

The row boat is actually a lifeboat from an old plastic-wooden static kit Vasa ship, which was released by Czech firm Igra many years ago.


The glass box was glued then refaced by balsa wood. Small stones of different sizes were glued to the bottom, then a selection of railroad modelling grasses were added. The "water" is clear plastic sheet that I also found in railroad modeller´s shop.


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Text, Images and Model Copyright © 2001 by Jaroslav Galler
Page Created 02 October, 2001
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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