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This little 1/100 scale gem from Faller will be the subject of my Blitzbuild. Released in 1956 it is not one of the younger, or more precise kits, but has oodles of charm. The company made a series of buildings for railway layouts but also aircraft. I have already built their He 111 (posted on Britmodeller but don't know how to interpolate a link). The decals are shot so will be painting and using some from parts box to illustrate a captured WW II aircraft. Monty had one, but haven't found pictures and instead there are a couple of good photos online. This is the first 1956 release of the kit. I'm not a collector but a builder. And so the battle begins. Those who have seen my previous Blitzbuilds (Matchbox P12E and Supermarine Walrus) will recognise my partner's watch and Hammond the helpful rubber crocodile It has a jolly big canopy, at least a foot thick in scale, so I am adding a floor (bit of plasticard cut to fit) and a passenger seat And as it will be on the stand flying, here is the pilot
I chose this 1/100 scale kit, originally produced in 1956 to show where plastic models of the venerated Heinkel 111 first originated. There is no disguising the fact that it is wildly innacurate. However, moulded in this multi-coloured plastic gives it a certain charm. As you can see, perhaps the worst part is the iconic glazed nose. I have been thinking that populating it with a couple of figures might help.