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A6M2 Zero Type 21/22, Petty Officer (Flight) 1st Class Saburo Sakai, IJN, Tainan NAG, Rabaul 1942
Warbirds Series. An attractive, well proportioned model, with an accurate, durable paint job and generally good assembly.

Bird cage woes. The canopy is pretty ugly, with a poor fit fore and aft, and an ugly gap under each side of the aft bird cage. The gaps allow the silly sliding canopy to (guess what) slide back and forth. The gaps are definitely not to scale; of course, the sliding part of the canopy isn't to scale, either.

Lots of lines. The accents around the panel lines were apparently introduced to give the model some character, and to eliminate the need for rivet heads on the panel edges. The lines are a matter of taste, and I'm not sure whether I like them or not.

Witty-less. I think Witty is the winner when it comes to rivet/panel-line design and Zero canopy execution.

Type Carrier-based fighter
DW item #

50010

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A6M2 Zero Type 21/22, Pearl Harbor Attack, Kaga, 1st Sqn, 11th Section, No. 1 Aircraft, Lt. Yoshio Shiga

Warbirds Series. Another nice model with a good paint job, and good fit and finish. An especially nice touch is the manufacture's build data on the port-side red stripe.

All the comments about 50010 apply to this model, though the canopy fits a little better. However, the "bird cage gaps" are even worse on this model.

Type Carrier-based fighter
DW item #

50021

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