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1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6 WIP: FINISHED

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    April, 2015
1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6 WIP: FINISHED
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, February 02, 2018 5:15 PM

I CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE! Surprise I've looked at this bold beautiful red Airfix box long enough!  Its tantalizing box art has drawn me in with it's promise of soft grey plastic goodness! Big Smile Ok, enough drama.  The kit is beautifully molded but the panel lines are a bit exaggerated.  I won’t be using the supplied crew but I love how Airfix faithfully includes them in every kit! I'll be making the strikingly handsome torpedo wielding bird from 6./KG 26.  Thank you for looking! Beer

  

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Friday, February 02, 2018 9:00 PM

nice! 

I have this kit on its way, in the mail as I write this. 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, February 03, 2018 1:24 AM

I’ll be following right a long!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 19, 2018 7:16 PM

Howdy friends! Here is a quick update on the 111. All of the internal bits have been painted and weathered. Nothing special here, a lot of it will not be seen so I’m not putting a ton of effort into it.  The fuselage is ready to be sealed up. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:15 AM
One of my favorite subjects. I’m love Airfix’s box art too. I’ll be following.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:09 AM

So was it on the shelf at your LHS or in your stash when it grabbed you?  Lol

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, Monogram 1/72 EF-111

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:49 AM

Thanks guys! Beer  

John - It started out at the hobby shop, then sat in my stash for a few weeks.  A few weeks too long!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:56 AM

They have a way of doing that.  It's like if I go out in my shop where my stash is it's kinda like that scene in Indiana Jones where the girls is surrounded by mummy's!  instead it model's and I have to pick one!!! Surprise

 

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, Monogram 1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:58 AM

Great build.  Looking great, I can’t wait to see this aircraft come together.  

Your friend Toshi!

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:23 PM
Watching this one. Like the markings with the black undersides

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 05, 2018 8:52 PM

Have you ever had one of those kits that you become quite tired of and you just want to be done as quickly as possible? This is one of those kits. The interior went together well enough but the exterior has succumbed to a few fit problems. Particularly the seam along fuselage, the wing roots, and the engine covers.  I’m careful to test fit parts prior to gluing them but I still ran into problems.  As with most Airfix kits I’ve built, some parts were quite thick and the plastic is soft which created some irregular joints. But, the show must go on. Bang Head

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, April 05, 2018 9:35 PM
Yes indeed, but nothing a little putty and sandpaper couldn't fix.. Almost time to mask that dreaded glazing. Looking great!

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:19 PM

Hello friends. Just a quick update.  This one has been a pain in the butt but I can finally see the finish line. Finally got the base coats and decals down. Time for little Mediterranean weathering and I’ll call this one done. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 14, 2018 4:23 PM

Hello friends.  I'm calling this one done!  So, after looking through the pics, I discovered that I neglected to re-scribe the leading edge panel lines on the wings! Bang Head But I’m happy overall. 

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

cnq
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    March, 2013
Posted by cnq on Monday, May 14, 2018 5:47 PM

That is a beautiful build. Very very clean finished.

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, May 14, 2018 6:29 PM

nicely done and if you only forgot to do one thing at the end of the build, well you're farther ahead then me in that regard.

Clint

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:20 PM

cnq

That is a beautiful build. Very very clean finished.

 

Thank you very much!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:21 PM

Rambo

nicely done and if you only forgot to do one thing at the end of the build, well you're farther ahead then me in that regard.

 

Thank you!  It always seems to be one thing or another! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:43 PM

Your Heinkel looks really good.  Whatever fit issues you encountered appear to have been solved wonderfully.

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:53 PM

Thank you friend! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, May 14, 2018 9:32 PM
If you hadn't pointed out the mistake would have never known. Great looking build

 

  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Monday, May 14, 2018 10:43 PM

For the difficulties you point out, it ended up to be a fine representation of an old working warbird. Thanks for the post and photos.

Patrick

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:49 AM

Thanks guys! I really do appreciate the feedback!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:11 AM

Wow, very nice looking build, so well done. Beautiful !!

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:40 AM

Thanks BK!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:19 AM

I agree with the other comments.  Sounds like this build was not the most enjoyable for you, but you would never know with the end result.  Your painting, panel line accents, and canopy masking are all top notch.  Congrats on finishing, and very well done!!

 

Thanks for sharing!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:18 PM

That looks sooo dang good!! Clapping hands emoji here Yes

 

Griffin

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:12 PM

Lol... Thanks guys!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:54 AM

I got to compliment you on such a clean build.  It came out fantastic.

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:46 AM

Thank you!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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