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yukonjohn

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Re: AT6 Texan 1/33 scale
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 02:48:49 AM »
One more Canadian civil suggestion that was up here for a time. At: http://www.abpic.co.uk/popup.php?q=1019550

I can get a couple of more photos of that one. I think the checkered cowl would be a challenge.

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John

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Re: AT6 Texan 1/33 scale
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2015, 09:39:33 AM »
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Re: AT6 Texan 1/33 scale
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Re: AT6 Texan 1/33 scale
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2015, 04:34:14 PM »
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Re: AT6 Texan 1/33 scale
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2015, 09:51:08 AM »
A few weeks back, my friend Ned, suggested I consider a "spielberg zero".
A faux Zero from the movie Empire of the Sun.



1987 Steven Spielberg film about a young boy (Christian Bale)
growing up in Shanghai during WW2 (under Japanese occupation).

There are a lot of Japanese aircraft in the film, all simulated with other aircraft.
Like Zeros.

Apparently four Zeros were created using two T6, one SNJ, and one Harvard Mk3.
Scenes were also filmed using radio controlled models.

A parked Zero...and a crashed Zero...both have three bladed props, like real Zeros and were created using damaged airframes.
Whereas flying Zeros only have two bladed props and were probably mostly RC models.



But two faux Zeros, probably the T6, are seen with two bladed props and may have been actual flying aircraft.
I decided to focus on these two aircraft.

So, I collected a few screenshots from the film and used them for reference.
I tried to ignore actual Zeros in my reference,
since the movie aircrcaft obviously have real life discrepancies (as compared to real Zeros).
But I did decide to equip the faux Zero with a three bladed prop*.

*yes, the blades are angled incorrectly on my model.
Do I have to do everything right for you?




At first, I went with Zero 3-189, since I had a very good screenshot of the entire aircraft.
I used this as my basis for markings, colouring, and overall weathering.
But then I changed the tail number to 3-28, to represent another of the faux Zeros
that DID have a three bladed prop.



I've made a few modifications to the model since this test build...
for example, I modified the spacing of the Canopy sections to fit a little better.

I didn't have a clear view of the faux wing cannons
so I just went with something resembling the Japanese 20mm Cannon.

Since I am still delaying the release of a few other models,
I may just go ahead and release this one (once I get the package sewn up).




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