He-219 Uhu, by Tamiya in 1/48
When I got back into modeling, I had been out for a long time and was amazed at what detail could be attained with resin. So of course I took a very good model the Tamiya He-219 Owl, and try and make it better. I used the Aires resin kit. I have since learned that Aires Resin is often times beautiful, but often times nearly impossible to get to fit. Welcome to my first venture into resin! In the end I had to sand the resin down to the point where you could almost see through it AND do the same thing to the plastic of the model in order to get the cockpit to assemble and actually get the model to glue together. In the end I loved the resultant cockpit detail, and was generally pleased with the model. I was very happy with the paint scheme.
The kit itself is really stellar, and goes together flawlessly once you step away from the self inflicted agony of resin. The cockpit tub is made of a diecast piece of metal and supplies plenty of counterweight to keep this bird nose down. Oh, I didn’t get to use it with the resin, oops. Oh well enjoy what is really a great kit.
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