My recently completed Hellcat needs an opponent, so here we go to build a Zero to go with her! This is a step up in complexity from the Hellcat, with separate control surfaces, more cockpit detail, and a 14 cylinder radial motor. There's also a lot more "framework" here built of laminated parts. Yet another new challenge for me, there does not seem to be a build thread on this subject either here or on the German forums I look at, so I'm really working without a safety net here, with no crutch to lean on! I hope this goes well enough to contribute something to the knowledge base for others. Since there's not already a build thread on it, I'll try to be a little more detailed and step by step than my Hellcat thread. One optional build decision to make in this kit is whether to build it with the wingtips folded, as parked on a carrier deck, or with them extended in flight config. This is not a fancy foldable hinge thing like the Aichi Val, it's static one way or the other. I think for me they will look better extended, so that's how I will do it. It will save a little build complexity as well.