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Henschel Hs126 - Sabrekits 1/72


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An overall pretty good kit, in particular as regards the general lines, since Sabrekits used the drawings of Eng. Lebl, which appeared in the Revi magazine n. 74 and 76-2009. The assembly is not the simplest and many modifications are necessary both in terms of the cokpit

 

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and the exterior of the fuselage.

 

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The wings have also been improved with various small details.

 

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I wanted to create an aircraft different from the usual recce and, thanks to the Brengun BRL 72-247 resin set, I chose a machine equipped with a smoke system ('Nebelanlage'). These a/c were used in Poland in 1939, and then reappeared in France during the preparation for landing in Great Britain ('Seelöwe' operation). The model represents a Hs126 B-1 of the 2.(H)/31, which operated from an unidentified base, probably Beaumont, in December 1940.

 

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The camouflage is the classic 70/71/65, entirely brushpainted, using the Vallejo acrylic colors; the RLM71 in the photos have assumed, I do not know for what reason, a too yellowish hue.

 

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Finally an image of the lower surfaces.

 

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Hope you like it.
Thanks for your attention.
Giampiero Piva

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Superb build and amazing detail for a 1/72 kit! 

Congratulations.

 

JR

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Lovely build. Even with a good kit, it always seems possible to add a bit more detail…

 

I built a couple of Matchbox ones in the GB earlier this year and the Sabrekits kit looks a universe away from them!

 

Regards,

Adrian

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Thank you so much for pointing out the modifications you did to make this model even more accurate and unique.  I like how you make it look so easy to do in 1/72 scale.  I have never heard of Sabrekits before.  Where are they produced?  Your Hs 126 is really nice.  Thanks for sharing.

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Only what I've come to expect from you, Giampiero... exellence.

 

Very well done ;-).

 

Regards,

 

Paul

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On 23/10/2022 at 07:07, Giampiero Piva said:

+++ The camouflage is the classic 70/71/65, entirely brushpainted, using the Vallejo acrylic colors; the RLM71 in the photos have assumed, I do not know for what reason, a too yellowish hue.

 

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Maybe it's worth it to give it a second chance in natural light. To a person grown up with Humbrol Authentics the 70/71 looks a tad strange.

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