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Horten Go 229.
German WW II Flying Wing


Revell, 1/72 scale


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Revell No. 04312 (previously 04329) Horten Go 229
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 69 mid 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.
Price: USD$9.23 available online from Squadron and hobby retailers worldwide
Review Type: Preview
Advantages: Detailed cockpit, undercarriage bays and gun bays, engraved panel detail, two piece canopy, excellent decals and clear instructions.
Disadvantages: Decal-only instrument panel
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Glen Porter

Revell's 1/72 scale Horton Go 229 is available online from Squadron.com



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.


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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.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Revell for the sample.

Review and Text Copyright © 2007 by Glen Porter
Page Created 24 January, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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