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Rafi Ben-Shahar
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Revell 1/72 Blohm und Voss Bv 222 V2

September 18, 2023 · in Aviation · · 31 · 0.6K

While not the largest operational aircraft in the Luftwaffe, the performed effective service through transporting supplies and personnel. With six engines, it was still underpowered and required a long stretch of (quiet) water before gaining a lift off. Yet, the Jumo diesel engines provided endurance and reliability for the long howls. Operation theatres were mainly the Northern Seas, Mediterranean and Arctic Circle. The majority of the dozen production aircraft were lost in battle.

The V2 aircraft was famous for the drop of a spare tire to a stranded FW 200 Condor damaged during a rescue mission in the Arctic. The temporary white camouflage was applied specifically for that mission.

's Wiking is a very good kit with a solid design. To emphasize the rugged look of this giant, I added "dry" weathering that contradicts the conditions where the aircraft operated, but does the job.

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31 responses

  1. Fantastic result on this giant of the skies, Rafi! Excellent job on a very good kit that few could have imagined that we would see in mainstream form (thank you Revell). Certainly, a kit that deserves to be built more.
    Weathering is superb!

  2. This is crazy good, Rafi @blackmopane. The weathered looks is superb!
    Edit: I love that matte look of the colors and i would love to see what kind of preshading you did.

  3. The weathering looks superb, Rafi, thanks for sharing this giant with us.

  4. When it comes to the weathering you did, it looks very good. If I ever would build this plane that would be the effect I’d look for 😉
    Very good model, too bad there’s no trolley to put it under. It sure must be big judging by the size that goes beyond the photo lens

  5. so spectacular!

  6. Absolutely lovely. This is one to be emulated as much as possible by mortals.

  7. That is a well done build, I love your paint work, it is very well done. A friend of mine built this kit and have to say it quite impressive even in 1/72nd scale. You really made a beautiful showcase of an important if not well known aircraft.

  8. Wow, I really like the paint and weathering work on this build. Very realistic - well done!

  9. Rafi , this is great , I've never seen this kit or the aircraft for that matter , it would look great next to a Sunderland, great job. Gun positions in the wings , only Blohm und Voss would do that

  10. This result is amazing, Rafi @blackmopane
    The weathering is done exactly right, just like the paintwork.
    Two thumbs up.

  11. Just a beautifully finished aircraft.

  12. Very nice work on this seldom-seen kit Rafi. You definitely got the most out of what was in the box.

  13. Awesome work on that big beast, the paint and weathering is very realistic.

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