JNordgren42 Posted August 19, 2022 Share Posted August 19, 2022 Hi folks, I'm working on building a set of aircraft to model the Zero dogfight scenes in the film The Final Countdown. I'm well underway on the first F-14A Tomcat (new tooling Academy 1/72) and I am starting to gather everything for the first Zero. The "Zeros" in the film were converted North American T6 Texans originally built for Tora! Tora! Tora! I've decided that I want to try and model this conversion in as much fidelity as possible and will use the 1/72 Academy T6G as a base. What I'm undecided on is what kit to use for the donor Zero parts (engine cowl, canopy, wing tips, drop tank, etc.). The Tamiya 1/72 looks like it is the definitive Zero in that scale, but it seems like a shame to hack such a beautiful (and relatively expensive) kit apart like that. Does anyone have any recommendations on an inexpensive 1/72 Zero that has a nice cowl and canopy, preferably with an option to model open since they had open canopies during filming? Also if anyone has a line on a good 1/72 seated IJN pilot, that would be fantastic as well. I used Reedoak crew figures for the F-14 and I'd prefer to keep a similar level of detail on the Zero (unfortunately Reedoak does not do a Japanese pilot). Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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