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Samurai Zero by hylajaponica Samurai Zero by hylajaponica
A6M5c Zero vs. F6F-5 Hellcat.
The marking shows Saburō Sakai's last plane, ヨ-137 Yokosuka Naval air group.
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
This would be the A6M.  It had 2 13MM Heavy Machine guns that replaced the usual rifle caliber 7.7 gun in the engine cowling.  An 2 13MMs in each wing with the 2 20MM guns in each wing.  My favorite version the A7M had armour plates in the windscreen, one for the pilor and self-sealing fuel tanks and also a water-methanol supercharger.  INCREDIBLE PICTURE!!  The A6M was built with more powerful Mitsubishi Kinsei engine.
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alexus0977 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
unbelievable
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kipworld Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
one word: wow
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rozniy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thought it was a Shiden-kai at first. Didn't know later Zeros had wing machine guns as well as cannons.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
very nice work dude
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SpartanNinja Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Great work! Love the attention to details!
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neuer-geist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great!
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You have captured the raw beauty of these two machines, down to every last panel line and the battle scars that mark each aircraft.
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:iconhylajaponica:
hylajaponica Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thanks!
I have depicted damaged Hellcats twice in my works, but I will get F6F as a leading actor some time.
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome.

:D
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
If I remember correctly, Saburo sakai was one of the few Japanese aces to survive the war.
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:iconhylajaponica:
hylajaponica Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Yes, Other famous Japanese aces survived the War are Sadaaki Akamatsu, Satoru Anabuki, Iyozo Fujita, Yohei Hinoki, Kanshi Ishikawa, Tetsuzo Iwamoto, Ryotaro Jyoubo, Susumu Kajinami, Moritsugu Kanai, Isamu Kashiide, Sadamu Komachi, Yasuhiko Kuroe, Ryoji Oohara, Kazuo Sugino, Takeo Tanimizu, Yoshito Yasuda and so forth.
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Tora044 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Speaking of which, you should draw Master Falcon's (Yohei Hinoki) KI-100 sometime. :)
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hylajaponica Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Yeah, I'm sure to do.
I have great respect for his fighting spirit.
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Tora044 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention Isamu Kashiide's 37mm armed KI-45 "Dragon Slayer" :)
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hylajaponica Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I have several sketches of Ki43 and Ki45, but I am a slow worker...:o
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Tora044 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another which would be fun to draw is Masatoshi Masuzawa's KI-79 (KI-27 turned into a trainer) shooting down one F6F Hellcat when they did a raid on his base with his single 7.7mm. XD

Such a amazing feat. :)
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Tora044 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe even him in his KI-43 from earlier in the war. An amazing fear he was able to shoot down Mustangs and even B-24s with one.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful, very well done!!
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hylajaponica Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thank you for the comment!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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hylajaponica Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thanks!
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Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Artist
Amazing work. Did you draw the planes "free hand" or you used some reference, like scale models or something? :)
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hylajaponica Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thank you for the comment.

Of course I have collected many pictures and drawings for reference, but I don't use any scale or 3D models.
The original work of this pic is a freehand pencil drawing.
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Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Artist
That's impressive! I mean it! For me is quite difficult to draw airplanes totally free hand.
I had to buy a scale model to draw the Ki-84 for a comic I'm working on!
I drew some "100% free hand" planes in past, using some blueprints as my main refs; I'm pretty satisfied with those artworks. But working on a comic I have not enough time to be accurate without using a scale model as a reference (particularly when comes to draw wings in perspective). :)
I prefer to use a scale model because this allows me to choose the angle I prefer.

Back to your artwork, I really really love it. The Hellcat in the background is amazing too!
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hylajaponica Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Yeah, it's handiness to use scale models for comic works that need drawing a plane from various angles.:)
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