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I am going to use all of my skills with this one. Lots of PE, including attachment points for rigging. A bit of resin. Nicely moulded plastic. PE wire wheels (always a challenge!)... It says 1/72nd, but I swear it' 1/48th. This is a big plane, with big, wide wings. A two-seater fighter-bomber form the early 40's...I do live aircraft on the cusp, so to speak. I am sure the Greeks worked these birds hard but the Italians, I am sure, outflew and outgunned them easily. Still, here it is, my first offering for this one. (Btw...if anyone has any English roundels for a 1941 Gloster Gauntlet in Egypt that are in register, I would be happy to take them. The AZ Model kit's offerings are way off. That'll be next...) The decals are very nice...offering Greek, Romanian and Yugoslavian choices. The sprue, with a clear set and PE... And finally the profile. Note the odd starboard wings... Sigma 3 will get off the ground shortly! -John
Hi, Next archive but also current model from my shelves. Henschel Hs 126. The model is by Matchbox but with many modifications. The most important one was enlarging of the profile height - the original wing of Matchbox kit is really flat. I made it by glueing on top a 1 mm thick plastic card (10 mm wide) and the profile I constructed using Humbrol Body-putty (filler). What happend next - after years was a unpleasent surprise: the filler drying shrank (since it dries by evaporation) and the wings became not flat - one side was more straight another one was more of banana shape...Of course not very strong, but visble. Edit '2017: I have found photo of cross section of wing: One can see that I added about 1/3 of profile thickness from the top. (end of added in 2017) A year ago a decided to do a correction of this. Moreover - the splitter two-tones painting scheme which I made on this was considered a false one - maschines were delivered to Greece in three-tone camo and then in late 1940 were painted to RAF-like to tone (DkGreen /DkEarth - not exactly RAF colours). However I liked to left machine in splitter camo and learn more about whole story - so I started a thread in WW II section ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234982649-rhaf-hs-126-camo-question/?hl=%2Bhenschel+%2B126#entry2002010). Thank to replies I've got i made the camo presented today. Many, many thanks to all mates, who took part in that discussion. The machine is "sigma-45" - the photo of this Hs-126 in splitter camo taken after collaps of Greece was send by one of FM on the thread above mentioned. So I made this one. I added a bomb rack (my interpretation of possible look - based on the photos, unfortunately not a drawing) and additional MG on nose. The model (already in build in 1999) has many small improvments done following the drawings published in Polish monography on Hs 126 (Zbigniew Luranc, "Henschel 126" - Skrzydła w Miniaturze (in Polish). Gdańsk, Poland: Avia-Press, 1995) and changed to sigma -33 seen on some photo instead of sigma -37 in profile. Here it how she lookes now: https://www.flickr.com/photos/152188754@N05/36171983911/in/dateposted-public/ To made the wing back correct I cut one side and added a plastic spacer and on other side I had to cut it triple. Here is a photo showing this surgery I am quite satisfied with rescuing this model... Comments welcome Cheers Jerzy-Wojtek