Henschel Hs126B-1trop ICM 1/48
January 7, 2017 in Aviation
Another desert rat. I wouldn’t call this kit terrible but it does have it’s downsides, worst of which are a somewhat rough surface which lacks a lot of detail, some pretty poor engineering especially where attachment points and smaller parts are concerned and decals that were truly awful.
On the positive however, the separate control surfaces and realistic mounting of same are really nice and the cockpit has a good bit of detail though some of it is a bit soft. Adding an Eduard P-E set really helped out with the cockpit and exterior details. The thought of mating the wing to fuselage had me shaking in my boots, but it turned out that the struts did fit well after drilling out the cabane attachment points in the wing.
Doing the trop version necessitated scratch building the very boxy sand filter housing. It looks clumsy as heck to me, but from the few odd angle photos of the real thing available, it’s my best approximation. Paint was painful- Masking another 70/71 splinter and then covering most of it up, trying to get proper soft edges in the sand color on wing and tail feathers was trying. Recreating the chaotic sprayed slashes on the fuse did not turn out as well as I wanted.
So thanks for looking- Hope you enjoy!
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