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Building the Revell He 219 A-7 in 1/32 Scale Build Guide Series No.3 KLP Publishing Online publishing is now starting to find its way into the modelling community. KLP Publishing is one of the new online publishers, specialising in eBooks for the scale aircraft modelling community. Their debut title Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to K.J. "Brick" Bricknell reviewed here has proved to be a success. They have since done titles on the Bird Dog, Spitfire XIVe, AEG G.IV Late, & FW 189/ There latest title tackles building Revell's large scale He 219. This was done by UK modeller Iain Ogilvie. As well as the normal build it looks at correcting the engine nacelles which are a major problem with the kit. Also of note are some photographs of the only surviving airframe in the US. Conclusion This is the type of publication that the new digital format is made for. The subject is not main stream enough for a traditional publication. This is clearly a book written by modellers for modellers. The text is clear and concise and the great selection of crisp pictures is welcome. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
Hello everyone This is the first build I'm posting here and it's my latest kit finished just last weekend. It's a conversion of the Mark I Models 1:144 He 219A-5 into a A-6 "Mosquito-Jäger". This was a projected but unbuilt variant. This was an A-2/R2 with armour removed, no radar aerials and without flame dampeners. My sample of the kit came with a lot of flash which meant plenty of cleaning up though this isn't the norm (I have others in my stash). Basic improvements involved the following: - Moving the rear cockpit wall 4-5mm forward. I added a gunsight at the front. - Making a recess for the lovely etched Peilgerät DF star instead of sticking it on top of the fuselage spine as suggested by the instructions. The clear cover was made with Kristal Klear. - Opening gun and intake holes along the main wing leading edge. I also cut the slot for the landing light which was made from clear sprue. The intake hole in the tailplane was also opened up. - The nose wheel leg was too long and I shortened it by 2mm or more. - The shape of the spinners was wrong being bulbous and blunt and I sanded them to a more correct conical shape. The main conversion point was adding exhausts. I found spare ones in an Eduard Spitfire IX double kit. I opened up holes for them, blanking them inside and gluing them in these slots. All joints and seams needed sanding and some filler. I added weight but unfortunately it was insufficient, despite my tests which seemed to show there was enough, so the kit was glued to the nice card display base that came with the kit. When I discovered this variant in the Valiant Wings book, I immediately had the idea of a machine without paint in a metal finish as with a Bf 109G-6 that was actually stripped of paint to gain speed precisely to hunt DH Mosquitoes. Decals came from the kit except for the red Ms and werknummers which I took from an A-2 kit, and the kills in the tail from my spares (Jach Lippisch P.20 sheet I believe). ALthough representing a plane from 2./NJG1, it is, of course, completely fictitious. The Mark I Models He 219 is not an easy-build kit but with a little effort you can get a great result. Thanks for looking Miguel As a final note, I am posting these images from one of my albums in Google Photos. Please advise me if there are any problems. Thank you.
Gentlemen. If you'll allow I'd like to share my current WIP with you. I've decided to start 2015 with a build that's a bit more ambitious than I'm used to. I was getting to the point where I felt like I needed to try a ZM kit. I thought for sure it was going to be the Horten, but a lot of WIPs of those have popped up around the web. On top of that, I had wanted to do the Revell Uhu last year, but opted for something else. Anyway, I wound up with this kit after the holidays, so here I am. This is a massive undertaking, and it would be easy for my obsessiveness and ADD to make things messy, so my approach will be to address each portion of the instructions as a kit of it's own. So updates will be a major milestones in that vain. First the engines. I won't really detail the process of finishing and weathering, but any questions anyone may have will be answered. I still need to get a clear coat on these and add some washes, filters, etc. So these aren't complete, but close.
I see ZM now have the UHU on pre-order. http://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/index.html I must say 1.32 is not really my thing but after seeing this at Telford I really could be tempted The standard of kit engineering I saw was first class. Apparently if you pre-order then you get both resin crew members thrown in as well. If anyone want a better look then one of the guys over on the SP&R forums is building a test shot. http://sparforums.com/ipb/index.php?/topic/2642-132-zoukei-mura-heinkel-he-219a-0/ Rumors of them doing a 1.32 Typhoon have caused my wallet to go into hiding Julien