Rareplane's 1/72 Heinkel He-112B
This build was made for a group build called, "in Serving Under Another Flag." and I built Rareplane's I/72 vacuform He-112. This is an early Rareplane kit that was released in 1971. I used the Spanish National markings from the Print Scale decals "Aces of the Legion Condor" part 2. Oberleutnant Harder's plane was the one that I made for this build.
The He-112 was a German pre-WWII design that was tested during the Spanish Civil War. When the war ended most stayed in Spain. On the 3rd of March 1943, a single Spanish He 112 B managed to damage an American Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter. Spain eventually used its He 112's up until the 1950s.
The Germans used their He-112 but were replaced by Bf-109's. The He-112 were also used by Romania, Hungary and the Japanese Navy had two.
I really enjoyed this build. It may not be perfect, but I am happy with the end results.
The complete build can be viewed here: https://imodeler.com/groups/serving-under-another-flag/forum/topic/rareplane-1-72-heinkel-he-112-spanish-nationalist-air-force/
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Nice! I wouldn't have thought that it was a vacuform kit.
Thank you Robert. I feel Rareplane did a good job on the overall shape to be accurate. I think this helps out on the final build in not looking too much like a vacuform kit.
To me it looks perfect, Bob @v1pro
Especially for a vacuform kit and in 1/72 scale, the result is superb.
Your thread was a pleasure to follow, it gave me some thoughts on how to tackle those vacuforms if I might start one.
John, thank you and a big thank you for following my build thread and cheering me on.
Great work on this Bob. I built this kit in the early 70's when I was into 72 scale. I did a dozen or so Rareplanes kits and really enjoyed them.
Dale, thank you. This was my second vac-form build, and both are Rareplane kits. I really enjoyed them both. I am hoping to build more in the near future.
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Your build looks perfect indeed, Bob!
You took a 1971 vacform kit and the result looks like it is an excellently built injected one!
Your build thread was a joy to follow.
Congratulations on such an inspirational build!
Spiros, thank you. And a big thank you for following my threat. It was fun going back and forth with everyone. It kept me going on this build.
A "dread vacuform" turned into a great model!
Tom, thank you very much.
Excellent work, Bob!
Thank you Robert.
You did a great job on this one, Bob!
Thank you John.
I'm impressed, how such hard to build vacuu kit was born into a model.
Thank you Lis, this build took some extra work but it worked out. I am pretty happy with the end results.
Your He-112 looks very nice, Bob @v1pro ! Pretty amazing this was only your second vacu-formed kit. Almost makes me want to try one, almost.
Jay @ssgt thank you and by saying almost is better than saying never...it only took me a bit over 45 years to finally make one...?
I know this is not for everyone but I really enjoyed this a lot more than a few of my short run kits that I have built since I started building again last year.
That said, thanks for following my build thread. I enjoyed that part of the build very much.
Looks great! Love unusual aircraft. I've never seen the swastika on a Spanish scheme like that - interesting!
Thank you Greg, that swastika threw me off too but I found photos of the real plane with it.
Nice modelling Bob, well done.
Thank you Allan.