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Rafi Ben-Shahar
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Dragon 1/48 Horten (Gotha) Ho 229B

July 9, 2024 · in Aviation · · 16 · 237

The wooden flying wing that was on the final stages of development towards the end of WWII. The single seat flying wings reached the stage of prototype trials, but the night fighter two seat version did not complete the design stage.

's is probably the worst model in their Luftwaffe series. It seems that the lack of information on the topic left voids to be filled by the builder.

The key to successful build is to either to do a complete a build hiding the intricate details of the cockpit and engines, or expose the details and present a partially constructed aircraft like the one that was in display in the Garber Collection..

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  1. Excellent job and super result, Rafi!

  2. A very nice build, Rafi @blackmopane
    No signs left of the voids you mentioned.

  3. Your 229 looks great Rafi. I have the single seat version in my stash. I'll have to take a look at it to see if it has the same issues as the B version. I'll be happy if it looks half as good as yours when I finally get to building it.

  4. Looks great ! I like the paint scheme you chose for it. I have the same kit yet to be built.

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    Walt said on July 9, 2024

    Nice Build Rafi, @blackmopane. I have built this kit and found it to be typcial of Dragon kits of the time. Sub-assemblies fit together nicely but putting those assemblies together was a struggle. I like your scheme and think you did a good job with the kit overall. I like the turned nose wheel I think it adds to the presentation.
    I took a different approach with my camo scheme, I like yours too.

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  6. That definitely draws your attention! Unusual aircraft done extremely well!

  7. Yes indeed, a product of the Dragon Models Difficult Kits Division. I only did the center section since doing otherwise defeated me.

    Yours looks great!

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