INTRODUCTION: 2/17/17: ZM HEINKEL He 219 Uhu
Since finishing the Tamiya Mossie, I've tinkered with a few kits and tried to get going but nothing seemed to click. I thoroughly enjoyed the Mossie, especially as a OOB build and was looking for another project along those lines. Quite some time ago I purchased the ZM He 219 and even though being one of the largest boxes in the stash, it was just over looked. Going through some reference books I came across Daniel Zamarbide's Building the Heinkel He 219 Uhu and everything just clicked. Out from the stash came the ZM kit and as I re-read the book for at least the third time, I compared the many differences in the book to the kit instructions. I found my next build.
Of course, there would be lots of new ground to cover, namely, the Uhu being my first real go at a WWII Luftwaffe aircraft. I knew little, had lots to learn and paints to buy – especially MPR for the exterior colors. Of course, learning how to actually do the cammo was going to be a whole new adventure for sure.
Opening the box I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of frets and parts – easily matching the Mossie and maybe more. The instructions book is just that, a book with the look and feel of a WWII manual. The instructions are quite different then what I am use to and care needs to be taken on becoming familiar and comfortable with them. A quick peek and the complexity of the kit jumps off the pages; it's quite evident care needs to be taken in assembly and the instructions need to be followed closely.
My plans at the start are to basically follow the instructions, using Daniel Zamarbide's book as my main reference.
So that's the plan, another OOB build, concentrating on fit and finish and trying to determine early in the build which panels will be open and which will be closed..
Next up: the first of two Daimler-Benz DB 603A inverted V-12
Thanks for checking in
The Kit: One HUGE Box
The Contents: Jammed packed
The Aircraft: He 219A-0 Werk Nr. 190012
Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow
Daniel"s Zamarbide's awesome He 219 ZM Build book and the kit's instructions
Edited by Peterpools, 19 March 2017 - 05:04 PM.