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Steve Oakson
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July 22, 2019 · in Aviation · · 6 · 2.2K

This is the ID kit 1/32 nd scale. This as built over a 5 year period, and I really ran into an issue with the nacelles. I had tried to strengthen them with resin and they severely distorted. It took me about a year to work up the gumption to rebuild them.

It is issued as a N1, but I wanted to do this as an N2. This means that the dorsal turret was deleted and the ventral gun position was removed with a fairing was placed to help with aerodynamics. The other add on for this model was the parachute housing at the tail end of the fuselage.

  • I had to do four bladed props with resin

  • Landing gear from G Model He-111

  • Interior and many exterior details were scratch built

  • New vacuform canopy made for the N2 type

  • Owl FuG 202 radar arrays

  • Flying surfaces separated and refined and placed in more natural positions

  • RLM 74,75,76 camouflage with 66 and 02 interior areas

Represents aircraft from 6/NJG 4 Pilot: Feldwebel Gunther Konzack This was interred in Switzerland in 1944 after confusion on its directions and landing at a Swiss airstrip by mistake.

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  1. Very nice build Steve. Your struggles paid off handsomely. I’ve always wanted to build a 217N-2. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great result(s), sir...vac's can be - and usually are - are real bear to get "right", but it certainly appears you've got the knack. Congratulations on a stellar build. Thumbs up!

  3. This is really nice. I think, however, that it's a Do-215, due to the inline engines. the Do217 had radials. Just a typo there.

    Anyone who can get a good result with an ID Models vacuform is doing something very very right indeed!

  4. Tom, I can assure you that this is not a 215. The 215 flew with the DB601 engines while the 217N flew with the DB603 engines. Both liquid cooled engines. The Do215 was related to the D017 aircraft. The Do217N was a modification from the Do217E family, and ,indeed, the Do217E and Do217J flew with radials. Thanks for all the comments so far .

  5. Nice build, especially being a Vac-Form kit. You've got more nerve than I!

  6. Exemplary work on what had to be a difficult build.

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