Heinkel HE-115B, 1/48
November 30, 2014 in Aviation
Well not too much to say about this, the big thing is I am calling it done. This is a Special Hobby brand kit, a first of those for me. Clint Eastwood said “a man’s got to know his limitations” – there’s a lot of truth in that and I may have learned some more of mine on this!
Thanks to Rick Wilkes for a suggestion that helped me recover from a self inflicted major flaw on this –
The plane is from1/KFIGr.406, Trondheim Norway 1942. That’s what the instructions say anyway. I am not sure if it’s true judging by the rest of the instructions. I will give the Special Hobby company credit for nice decals and very nice box cover art – that’s what led me to purchase this and why I chose this paint scheme over the other two the kit provides decals for.
The instructions for this particular one say:
“The upper surfaces wore a temporary white finish for over-water winter operations.The ship markings on the fin are believed to signify involvement in the attacks against the PQ-17 convoy”
Also, “Note: the temporary white colour was rather weathered and the original camo began to show through.”
I may try to weather this one, but may not and quit while I am ahead. I like it shiny.
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