Horten Go 229.
WW II Flying Wing
S u m m a r y
04312 (previously 04329) Horten Go 229
Contents and Media:
grey plastic parts on three sprues, 2 clear
parts on one sprue, decals for two aircraft plus
a 4 page A4 sized instruction sheet with
history, parts plan, 23 build drawings and 2
pages of paint/decal instructions.
available online from Squadron
hobby retailers worldwide
cockpit, undercarriage bays and gun bays,
engraved panel detail, two piece canopy,
excellent decals and clear instructions.
Reviewed by Glen Porter
Revell's 1/72 scale Horton Go
229 is available online
The Horten Go 229 was one of those German late war
aircraft that was flown but did not become operational.
Therefore, under the guise of Luftwaffe 46, you can finish
it in any colour scheme and squadron markings you like,
which to a lot of modellers, will make it more interesting.
This is not a new moulding but a reissue from Revell. In
it's earlier guise, it was known as the Horten IX/ Gotha Go
229, had different decals and colour scheme, dark olive drab
plastic, different art-work on the box top and 04329 as it's
Part Number. It was released in about 1994.
Considering the moulds are at least twelve years old, this
kit has remarkable detail for Braille scale.
thumbnails below to view larger images:
There is a host of interior detail in the cockpit, wheel
wells and gun bays, all of which can be modelled open. The
surface detail is engraved where appropriate, the plastic is
a pleasing mid-grey and the manner of construction is
logical for an aircraft of this type.
Most of the detail is in the mid section and this can be
built as a unit with the outer wings attached later.
Decals are very good as we've come to expect from Revell and
I note that it says on them, “Printed in Italy for Revell”.
There are markings for two aircraft, Red 13 in the three
greys from JG 400 and Blue 4 in the late war green and
brown, also from JG 400.
There are also some fictitious staffel/gruppe badges and
a host of stencils and walk-way decals. The only thing I
don't like is a decal for the instrument panel but
considering its age, I think this is acceptable.
This was an excellent kit when it first appeared twelve
years ago and it still stands up well today but more
importantly, in my opinion, it allows the modeller to use
their imagination in a way that few other kits do.
Thanks to Revell for the sample.
Review and Text Copyright © 2007 by Glen
Page Created 24 January, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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