Tamiya 1/32 A6M2 Tweak List

By Ryan Toews

Notes on the 1/32nd Tamiya A6M2

19 April 2019
Ryan Toews

The Tamiya A6M2, like its A6M5 predecessor, has received high praise for its quality. But it is not perfect and so the following list addresses some possible improvements to the kit.

For the most part the kit is designed to replicate a Mitsubishi-built A6M2. However it is also possible to build the Nakajima version with the parts included in the kit. Several of the sprues and parts were originally used in the A6M5 kit and are usable to recreate the later Nakajima-built Type 21 Zero.

It should be noted that establishing the dates of the changes in the details on the Nakajima-built A6M2 can be problematic. The changes can be noted on surviving Type 21s, but this only gives a date when the revisions have already been adopted. The exact date when these revisions were first implemented often cannot be established.

The following sections reference the steps in the Tamiya kit instructions.

Section 1

Section 3

Section 4

Section 5

Section 6

Section 7

Section 8

Section 9

Section 12

Section 13

Section 18

Section 20

Section 21

Section 22

Section 23

Section 25

Section 27

Sections 31 - 32

Section 33

Section 34

Section 35

Section 36

Section 37

Section 38

Section 39

Sections 40 – 45

Section 46

Sections 47 – 48

Section 49

Section 50

Section 51

Section 52

Section 53

Sections 54 – 56

Section 57



Apart from the references to paint application provided in the text above there are a few additional points to consider.

Some suggested paint matches are:

© Ryan Toews 2019

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This article was published on Friday, April 19 2019; Last modified on Saturday, April 20 2019