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Horton Ho 229 A
“Night Fighter”

Brengun, 1/144 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Kit No. BRP144010 - Horton Ho 229 A "Night Fighter"

Scale:

1/144

Contents & Media

28 grey plastic parts; one clear plastic part; photo-etched fret with three pieces; one decal sheet with two marking options.

Price:

€11.85 plus shipping available online from Brengun

 

£10.70 EU Price (£8.92 Export) plus shipping available from Hannants

 

and specialist hobby retailers worldwide

 

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

A neatly moulded little kit of this popular subject, radar aerials look gorgeous but fragile, schemes are attractive and decals very nice. These kits certainly don’t take up much room.

Disadvantages:

None noted but its tiny!

Conclusions:

This is a great addition to the range of aircraft in this scale and the addition of PE set BRL144143, reviewed elsewhere, would help produce a very nice little model..


Reviewed by Graham Carter


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FirstLook

 

Presented in a small but reasonably strong end-opening cardboard box this diminutive kit represents the radar-equipped projected version of the flying wing wooden aircraft that had reached mock-up stage at the very end of WWII. The box top has a fanciful digital image of a plane just after it has downed a flaming Lancaster, while the rear has colour two-view drawings of the two decal options.

 

 

The 28 parts are cleanly moulded in dark grey with a single piece clear canopy and a small PE set featuring a set of very fine radar aerials.

 

 

Panels lines and moulded details are extremely fine.

 

 

The instructions are on both sides of an A5 sheet and the line drawings clearly indicate where all the parts go. There are no colour details on the sheet. Cockpit detail is restricted to a seat but the engines have intake cones and exhausts that add a bit of finesse.

 

 

The undercarriage looks really nice and wells are adequately represented. The addition of PE set BRL144143, reviewed elsewhere, would help produce a very nice little model.

This will be a tiny model, with a length of around 53mm and wingspan of 115mm - thats about 2’’ by 4.5 “ in pounds, shillings and pence.


 

Marking Options

Decals cover two ‘What If?’ schemes,

  • ’45’ of Stab. I/NJG1, April 1946 in RLM76, speckled with RLM75 over RLM22, and

  • ‘double chevron’ of II/1NJG April 1946, in overall RLM76 with bands of RLM75 on the upper surfaces

 

 

They are neatly printed in-house.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is a great addition to the range of aircraft in this scale and the addition of PE set BRL144143, reviewed elsewhere, would help produce a very nice little model.

Thanks to Brengun for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2018 by Graham Carter
Images Copyright © 2018 by Brett Green
Page Created 18 February, 2019
Last updated 18 February, 2019

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