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Japanese Zero WW2 Warplane (WIP)
This is my second warplane from WW2 and I decided to go with an Axis country this time around. The two black lines at the top of the plane near the propeller assembly are gun ports. This is a work in progress. Two things that I still need to do is add lines (stickers) to the canopy and I am stymied on how I can get the wheels to retract into the wings and at the same time keep the size of the wings intact without them breaking apart (not an easy task). Strangely enough it is easier with smaller wings, but I am keeping the dimensions I currently have, so for right now the landing gear is attached to the bottom of the wings and doesn't retract into them. Insert sigh.
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  September 26, 2016
Great clean design and shaping. Nice parts usage of the wheel/tire piece at the nose.
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  August 29, 2016
I love the fact that, from the thumbnail, you can't even tell it's LEGO. It's a beautiful design!
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  August 24, 2016
A very sleek looking plane. Even is a WIP, it is already very good. Wish I had pictures of the newest version of one of my planes uploaded, the landing gear design might be just what you are looking for.
James C
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Golden Knight
  August 22, 2016
Impressive ! well done :)
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  August 21, 2016
It's so smooth!
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  August 21, 2016
Nice job!
  August 21, 2016
beautiful recreation.
 I made it 
  August 21, 2016
Thanks to everyone who has commented on this MOC. I am overwhelmed by the positive feedback. Stephan..thanks for the suggestion and will look into that.
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  August 21, 2016
It's beautiful, I wouldn't change a thing.
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  August 21, 2016
Very elegant highedge work! If i would have to solve the task of an port for retractable landinggear, i would try to bring in two crossaxles per wing, running trough 1x1 technic-bricks-cascades, covered by slope-curved, and the new 1x4 negative-slope-curved; between the crossaxles would be hole for the wheels...just an thought. Nevertheless, this plane is an fine excellent piece of art!
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  August 21, 2016
Perhaps the best sculpting I've seen in an airplane, James! Just superb.
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  August 19, 2016
It's so smooth! A really beautiful model, I can't begin to imagine what the finished thing will look like.
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  August 17, 2016
i like all the smooth pieces he used on the wings. =)
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  August 17, 2016
This is the best WIP I've seen in some time. The overhead shot is my favourite. I think you've done a great job capturing the essence of this fighter, and I look forward to seeing the finished product.
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  August 14, 2016
Holy cow, this is a WIP?! This is awesome!! When a WIP is blogged by TLCB you know it's good :D
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  August 13, 2016
The wings are amazing!
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  August 13, 2016
This looks more like a model than a Lego creation! Beautiful shaping and excellent overall design! Well done!
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  August 13, 2016
Amazing work!
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  August 13, 2016
Fwah!!! That's super! Will you try your hand at a Spitfire or a Messerschmidt BF109 :D ?
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  August 13, 2016
Awesome. Very smooth built.
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  August 12, 2016
Looking studless good!
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  August 12, 2016
awesome!:D
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  August 12, 2016
Very clean and beautiful airplane design! I agree that landing gear retraction is going to be tough, but don't worry if you can't get it to work, the model looks superb with the gear down!!
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  August 12, 2016
Love the clean lines on this build. Nice.
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  August 12, 2016
I recently watched Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," if you've never seen it before it's an animated film about the Japanese plane engineer who designed the plane your moc is of. Excellent MOC of a beautiful plane.
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  August 12, 2016
Very nice model with some smooth lines. Well done. :)
 
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