Henschel Hs129B2, Russia May 1943, Lufwaffe Group Build
One of my favorite German planes during WWII, not sure why, maybe because of its triangular shape or because of its heavy armament.
Thanks to Louis @lgardner, who invited me for the Luftwaffe group build, I decided to build this exceptional plane.
Mostly build out of the box, except for the PE interior and other external PE parts. Added brake wires and opened slots in the engine covers.
First used Vallejo primer, next RLM65 for the bottom and RLM70/71 for the splinter camo.
Decals, applied after a gloss coat, went on pretty well, but are a bit thick. After weathering, I applied a satin coat from Vallejo rattle can but the result was not that great, too shiny. To correct this as much as possible, I applied black pigment and again satin coat but this time from the airbrush.
From the eye the paint looks correct, but when taking pictures, it still looks a bit shiny.
It was a real nice kit to build, great fitting and sufficient details.
Thanks to all who commented during the WIP, it really helped making the most out of this build.
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