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Heinkel He 111

by Brian Criner

Heinkel He 111


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This is the Revell/Monogram Heinkel He 111 in 1/48 scale.

Although I planned for this to be an out-of-box project, it quickly grew beyond that. Aftermarket parts included the Koster resin exhaust stacks, resin wide-chord props, new spinners, metal guns, new clear parts (nose blister/pilots fairing, sliding dorsal hood, ventral gunners window) also from Koster. The cockpit includes parts from Eduard and True Details resin. The control surfaces are from KMC, the wheels are from True Details, and decals are from Aeromaster.

Paint was from Model Master and weathering was done using an umber wash in the panel lines and a fine, stiff wire to apply paint chips.



Apart from committing every modelling sin thinkable (I even decided that I wanted to drop the flaps after I had assembled and attached the wings! Yikes!!), I really enjoyed building this plane.

The project took a year to complete, on and off - although it shouldn't have taken that long.

Special thanks to Roy Long for his help and expertise on Luftwaffe subjects, and to Helmut for sending a couple of great reference photos showing He 111's carrying two 1000kg bombs (most references show only one in an asymmetric loading).



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2002 by Brian Criner
Page Created 22 May, 2002
Last Updated 22 May, 2002

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