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Luft´46…1/48 Horten H IX/Ho229 V7

Built in 2018. Zoukei-Mura kit, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics.

My dad thought it would be a shame to hide all the nice detail, so he decided to keep it naked and show a fictious not yet finished prototype. Besides that, the fit of the panels isn´t so good.

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10 responses

  1. This is arguably one of the most radical designs that nearly made it. It is one of my all time favourite Luft’ 46 projects. If it had entered service it would surely have been a headache for the Allies. This is a superb kit expertly built!!! Your dad is a true master!!

  2. I FULLY echo our friend’s @mornem comment, Reinhard.
    Congratulations, once again, Spreitzhofer Family!

  3. Your dad made the correct choice, Reinhard.
    It would be a pity to not see all those details.
    A fantastic result by your dad.

  4. The origin of Pterodactyls revealed in this model.
    Strange bird, great build ! Amazing work.

  5. Fine assembly of the skeletal and internal systems of this unique aircraft!

  6. Yeah, this is the only way to display this kit as a model. Fantastic detail work.

  7. I agree. It looks way better this way.

  8. Really cool build! It would be a shame to put the panels on!

  9. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Beautiful work Reinhard, thanks for sharing these images.

  10. Wonderful, Reinhard… :-). Really nice to see a ‘skeletal’ version of this kit.

    I have built the 1/32 scale cousin of this kit and it was, is and always will be one of the most beautifully manufactured models I have ever built. Zoukai-Mura appear to be exceptional model manufacturers.

    Unlike this example, however, I did opt for a camouflaged finish… perhaps one day in the not-too-distant future I can dig out the photos and post them here.

    I’m not big on Luft ’46, but to me, this aircraft is a beautiful if somewhat menacing-looking design. I hope to be around long enough to see the restoration of the last-remaining example in the US.

    Regards,

    Paul

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