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Rafi Ben-Shahar
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Tamiya 1/48 Heinkel He 219A-7

February 28, 2024 · in Aviation · · 30 · 536

The is another gem from . An accurate depiction of a complex aircraft that is easy to build. A custom made cockpit tub weight is included to balance the very heavy tail. Hence, there are no build distractions that in turn, facilitate the painting phase of the model.

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  1. Another superbly built, painted and weathered model, Rafi! And, yes, great Tamiya engineering!

  2. It really is a great kit, it was one of the first I built when I returned to modeling. It is an impressive kit of an impressive plane. You have built a really nice rendition of it here. Well done.

  3. I’d love to see a few more pictures…it looks great!
    This is a kit I have 2 boxes in the stash for sooo long (20 years?!?) and this sort of camo using the late war colours is exactly one I hope to build. Very cool model
    Thumbs up Rafi!

  4. Yet another impressive model from you, Rafi, it might well be a good kit but it takes real skill to get it looking as nice as this.

  5. A wonderful build, Rafi @blackmopane
    Cannot wait to see the other pictures uploaded.

  6. The He 219 is a plane with presence, that of a preying mantis about to strike.

    Wonderful job in capturing that look. One day will build my Uhus and hope they look half as good.

  7. The 219 is my favorite German twin-engined aircraft - such an elegant planform. What I can see looks great, but I need more photos so I have some good references for my build! 😉

  8. Looks great Rafi! This kit is standing by at the edge of my workspace, next in line for assembly. I hope it looks as good as yours on completion!

  9. One of Tamiya's major home runs. You've done an outstanding job on this 219, Rafi @blackmopane. Keeping all the antennas intact is an accomplishment in itself. More photos please.

  10. Great Uhu build.

  11. G’day Rafi (@blackmopane),
    You are a tease. More photos quickly, please!
    From this angle the camouflage looks interesting and I want to see the overall effect. It is always instructive to see other’s choices and techniques with compex camouflage schemes.

  12. There cannot be too many Uhu's here. Very nice build, and excellent camo.

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