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A6M2 Zero Type 21
decals for 1/32 scale Tamiya kit


Yellowhammer Decals


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Scale and Price:

YHD32014 A6M2 Zero Type 21 Part One USD$14.99
YHD32015 A6M2 Zero Type 21 Part Two USD$12.99
available online from Meteor Productions

Contents and Media: Each set contains full colour folded letter sized instructions plus historical notes (three sheets - 12 folded pages) and one decal sheet. YHD32014 also includes Black Magic masks for meatballs.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nice selection of interesting and varied markings; designed for the excellent Tamiya kit; excellent instructions with detailed research for each subject aircraft; excellent printing; thin decals with minimal carrier film; perfect registration.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




Cutting Edge's latest batch of decals have been designed for the excellent 1/32 scale Tamiya A6M2 Zero Type 21.

This set comes with three sides of full-colour, double-sided letter sized illustrated placement instructions plus another three sides of detailed historical and colour notes on each subject aircraft. Indeed, the instructions are more like a booklet than a simple placement guide. The first set, YHD32014, also includes a set of Black Magic self-adhesive masks for Hinomaru markings.

The decals are perfectly printed, thin, in register and with a minimum of carrier film.

Cutting Edge's 1/32 scale early Zero markings will provide some welcome variety for the finish of this excellent new kit.

The specific subjects covered are as follows:


YHD32014 A6M2 Zero Type 21s:


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  • AI-154, PO1c Takashi Hirano, Akagi, Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941

  • AII-105, Lt Yoshio Shiga, Kaga fighter leader, Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941

  • 53-102, PO1c Tetsuzo Iwamoto, 253rd Air Group, Rabaul, late 1943; DI-108, PO1c Tadayoshi Koga, Ryujo, Dutch Harbor on 4 June 1942

  • USN A6M2, formerly Koga's aircraft, with a standard USN two-tone camouflage scheme (stencils only)

  • AI-155, LCDR Shigeru Itaya, first wave fighter leader, Akagi, Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941

  • V-103, PO1c Saburo Sakai, Tainan Air Group, Dutch East Indies, February 1942.

YHD32015 A6M2 Zero Type 21s:

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  • V-128, PO1c Saburo Sakai, Tainan Air Group, Rabaul, New Britain Islands, 7 August 1942.

  • BII-124, Sea1c Hajime Toyoshima, Hiryu, Darwin, Australia, 19 Feb 42

  • X-183, PO2c Yoshiro Hashiguchi, 3rd Air Group, Bali, Dutch East Indies, February 1942

  • V-141, PO2c Yoshisuke Arita, Tainan Air Group, Bali, Dutch East Indies, February 1942

  • EI-111, Lt Hideki Shingo, squadron leader, Shokaku fighter squadron, battle of Santa Cruz, 26 October 1942

  • BII-120, PO1c Shigenori Nishikaichi, Hiryu, Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. 

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the review samples

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Yellowhammer Decals, can be viewed at
Meteor Productions website

Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 06 September, 2006
Last updated 05 September, 2006

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