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Horten IX/GO 229

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    October 2020
Horten IX/GO 229
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, August 28, 2022 1:30 PM
1/72 Revell kit.
This was an orphan kit; missing and broken parts, no decals.  It doesn't fit badly, but the instructions would have you install the wings upside down and on the wrong sides.  At least it is not too difficult to figure out how it should go together. 
I grabbed it to test drive a friend's airbrush to see if I wanted to buy one like it.  Unfortunately I followed those instructions when I pre-painted the soft edged camouflage on the "upper" surfaces and it turned out I had painted the bottoms of the wings. 
Rather than paint the same pattern again, I came up with this splinter style scheme as a hypothetical version.  It's done with Tamiya acrylics and lacquers and Testors enamel and lacquer.  I sourced the insignias and stripes from a Revell ProModeler FW190 with Scale-Master decals.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, August 28, 2022 3:26 PM

Nice job!I made the PM Model in 1/72 ..basic kit but not bad!  

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 28, 2022 4:35 PM

See Guys.The Flying Wing did Fly!

     The Bad guys proved it! Now we got the B-2, I don't know what you'd call the F-117, (The flying Wedge?) Does it even have a nickname? There is a Horten undergoing FULL restoration at Udvar Hazy Air  Muesum, in Washington. Plywood no less!

     Both Ya'll did a superb Job!

  • Member since
    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, August 28, 2022 4:50 PM

Far ahead of their time!

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, September 8, 2022 12:12 PM

Very cool, Sir. Nice save there and she looks amazing. Well done.


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