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1/48 Eduard He-280

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    January 2020
1/48 Eduard He-280
Posted by B777Commander on Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:41 PM

Just finished Eduard's 1/48 He-280. This is a glorified limited run kit. This tooling was produced before Eduard became a top dog, so I spent like three months on this. I used Mission Models paints, and added over 100 scratch build parts to the cockpit and gear bays. The crosses were not suitable for use from the kit's decals. You will need a lot of nose weight with this bird too! I'm happy to have this nearly forgotten piece of aviation history on display. I'm glad they went forward with this tooling, because I can't imagine anyone else would have. It's far from perfect, but it looks like one of the nine Heinkel 280s made haha. Next up, F-8 Crusader!






































All comments welcome. Thanks for looking! :) 

  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:16 PM
Fine job on such an interesting aircraft.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Tamiya 1/700 HMS Nelson

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, July 27, 2020 7:52 AM

That's a nice clean build right there! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, July 27, 2020 10:09 AM

Well done, very clean, especially the canopy work.  I built the ProfiPack version some time ago and I'm happy that Eduard did this one too.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    July 2016
  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:35 PM

Beautifully done!  Quick question about the color, in looking at various photos of the 280 I could never quite figure out what the color was. Doesn't seem to be RLM Grau, but some other kind of primer.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:23 PM

I used 02 on both the He-178 and the He-280.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:58 PM

Very well done.  Indeed there was a time when Eduard was a shade better than limited run kits.  Thanks for sharing your work.   

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

 

 

 

 

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