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1/48 - Heinkel He-177A Greif by Special Hobby/MPM - re-release with updated/new parts in 2023


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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

 

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Heinkel He 177A in 1/48 - not the same old bird

December 03, 2022

The 1/48 Heinkel He 177A is arguably one of our most asked for models long time out of production. Yes all we might do now is to inject a required number of sprues and restock the model and that would be it. But not, this is not what we aim for. Some of the original moulds have been replaced with new ones which can assure much better quality notable mainly in the smaller parts. The new moulds are 3D machined and the images below show very well the levels of detail this new method brings. This so to speak old-new bird is scheduled for 2023 release.

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - Heinkel He-177A Greif by Special Hobby/MPM - re-release with updated/new parts in 2023

I built the old release and liked it a lot.  Their improvements to the small parts will make a nice improvement.  One suggestion would to add a sprue to include a Fritz X guided bomb.  Just a thought, anyway, great to see this re-released.  

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7 hours ago, Homebee said:

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

 

 

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Good Greif!

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The main issue is about the shape of the fuselage: The extended fuselage of the later (main) versions was accomplished with the cut out of one section and the insert of a new (extending) plug in. This resulted in two very noticeable steps in the profile. Revell depicted this correctly with their 72nd kit. Wonder if this will be addressed.

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