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Special Hobby is to re-release in 2023 the MPM 1/48th Heinkel He-177A Greif kit under ref. SH48???? This re-edition will include several new designed parts. Source: https://www.specialhobby.net/2022/12/heinkel-he-177a-148-navrat-trochu-jinak.html V.P.
Salutations! I am pleased to present my freshly completed He-177 A-5 as flown by Kampfgeschwader 40 on anti-shipping missions over the Atlantic. It carries the Ruhrstahl FX 1400 "Fritz X" radio guided bomb. I think it's a handsome design with gangly landing gear that makes it resemble more of a wasp than a gryphon, as its nickname implies! This was a kit that I wanted to build for a few years, but I didn't feel that my skills were up to the task until recently. As expected, the build wasn't all smooth sailing - not a single clear part fit correctly, leading to some creative work with my hobby knife around the cockpit glazing, and very careful gluing. It is entirely brush painted. The decals were thick and this led to some silvering, but I'm not too bothered by that. I did the best that I could. I was inspired to continue working on my kit by the excellent result that @Roman Schilhart achieved with his model a couple months ago, so thank you!
Ok here we go, after much talking and boasting in the WhatIf III GB chat, I’ve finally plastic where my mouth is and started building “The Beast!” As we all know the WhatIf III GB didn’t get up, missed by that much, but I just couldn’t let such a good idea go unbuilt.........ask me latter next year as to how much of a good idea it was! This will be the first of two grand builds using the He-177 as a base, the second WILL be the “Amerika” bomber! For those that hadn’t seen the chat, this was a “Zwilling” version of the Heinkel He-177 Grief, a three (tripe DB-810 or six DB-605’s) engine monster designed for long range anti-shipping duties. Fitted out with advanced attack radars (nose and tail), guided munitions, and for the up close and personnel stuff a pair of 50mm cannons! Due to my very limited free time this will probably be quite a slow build and build updates only once a month, so please be patient. There will be a full story to go with this, as per all WhatIf’s and will be included in the final build photo.......or earlier if I’m too bored on shift. Ok lets go..... 1, do some crazy mock-up drawings so at least we have a plan to work to.... 2, then take two plain ordinary Revell He-177’s 3, measure up and cut (measure multiple times, cut, find unexpected gap, add filler and plastic plug,......figure out latter there was a better way to have done this the required no filler!! ) So the centre section is done but there will be quite a bit more added. I need a radiator for this engine, plus want to add a weapons pylon. So I’ll be adding a section behind the engine where the radiator will be housed, plus a “special weapons” pylon! Possible “mini nuclear carrier killer” missile or a heavier anti-shipping missile.......to be decided on and sourced. Have modified the rudders so I can fit the gun turret and radar radome, plus started putting together the control cockpit, will start the radar/weapons control cockpit once Santa has left! 4, admire handwork....and wonder what have I gotten myself into!! Just a couple of photos to show how big she will be.........rather large I think!!! Oh and there will be a couple of Junkers Jumo 004's to be mounted in the insides on the lower sections on the cockpit area, just for more power!
Finished this evening, Revell's awesome Heinkel He-177 A-6/R-1 One of my favourite aircraft from WW2, i know it wasn't the resounding success that the Luftwaffe thought it would be but it looks epic and has always fascinated me since i was a child. The A-6 could be considered a prototype in that it was only developed as an armaments test aircraft for air to ground and anti-shipping missiles, while also allowing for different rear turret designs to be tested. I believe that im right in saying that only 6 test machines produced in this variant One of the most enjoyable builds i think I've ever had, its a fantastic kit with great details, everything fits, great decals and goes together without any real issues. Just noticed that i haven't put the wing light in... ah well, one last task then im done lol