Hasegawa 1/72 scale He 111 H-6
This model was a lot of fun to build and was one of the reasons I became interesting in this scale.
I purchased this kit when it first came out, it was a special edition version that contained some photo-etch, that included seatbelts and some cockpit goodies.
The model was painted with Model Master enamels after pre-shading all the panels. I purchased some Eduard canopy mask, that were a great help. I’m sure I would have gone blind, cutting out all those tiny pieces of Tamiya tape and trying to fit them onto all of that greenhouse canopy.
I then added some weathering with pastel chalks and painted on the exhaust stains, trying to keep this to a minimum as its easy to get this too heavy in this scale.
The antenna wire is stretched sprue along with the antenna wire insulators that were made with white glue.
The kit went together very well, however I have heard some people have had some fit issues with the large cockpit canopy that comes in 5 pieces. Mine went together well, however I can see that this could be a problem if you don’t get every piece lined up just right.
This aircraft represents one that flew with 5./KG27 against Russia in 1942.
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