Gisbod Posted February 20, 2019 Share Posted February 20, 2019 (edited) Hello all, I dont often post but I couldn’t resist starting a build thread for this behometh: I saw one one built up at Hannants by the RAF Museum at Hendon. Never knew they existed, did a quick google search and it gets panned... but... I liked the look of it, it at least looked like a 190 (I’m not a rivet counter) unlike some Trumpeter kits which just look out of whack, and the surface detail looked very good. I just saw this lovely blank canvas.... A bit more research showed there was very little in aftermarket; metal legs (which I won’t be using), a set of insignia masks and er... that’s it. Oh well, I like a challenge. They are listed at £99 but I managed to get one on eBay for £67. So, what do you get in the box? Huge lumps of plastic is what you get, and not too many of them! No engine to speak of, no flaps (well, you do get these but they are plain old plastic on the interior with no detail), the gun detail is risible and the cockpit comprises of 7 parts. In fact I genuinely think you will get a lot more parts in an Eduard 1/72 kit.... but, it looks like it fits well and I as I said, nice surface moulding, so in the right pair of hands (not mine, obviously), it could be stunning, maybe. Let’s delve into the box: paint pot for scale... Vinyl tyres, I know everyone seems to hate these, but I must be the only person who rather likes them on a larger model... don’t shoot me. The brackets are for the flaps and gun compartment (I use this term loosely...) These are the colour schemes, but before you get too excited, the decals really don’t look up to the job, patchy looking. One way or another it’s going to have to be masks, and at least I can choose a scheme of my choosing if I look for a simple one. The offending decals: The stencil details are oversized too to my eye The kit has basic instrument faces for the panel, but I thought I might be able to supplement these with a set of 1/24th photo etch. I think I’ll get away with this... And here’s the only piece of aftermarket - a set of vinyl masks, I was pleased to find these, but on opening, they are a bit disappointing - wavy lines everywhere. I don’t know if I can use them. I’ll ponder on that. As mentioned, nice detail, but the top wings both have these marks on. Not sure if they’ll disappear under a coat of primer. Anyway, thanks for looking in, Guy ps I’ll post my finished Wingnut’s Halberstadt shortly in the completed Models section if you fancy a look... Edited February 20, 2019 by Gisbod KiwiZac, LSP_Kevin, Alain Gadbois and 6 others 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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