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1/48 Hasegawa Henschel HS 129 B-2 10.(Pz) SG9 (Finished)

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  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
1/48 Hasegawa Henschel HS 129 B-2 10.(Pz) SG9 (Finished)
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 4:38 AM

I thought I'd share my latest project, the 1/48 Hasegawa HS 129 B-2 tank buster sporting the big MK 103 motorkannon in 10.(Pz)SG 9 markings on the Eastern front. I suppose in some ways it could be considered the grandpappy to the A-10, a slow moving plane with a big gun with it main purpose being tank destruction. I like subjects that were built for one main purpose. 

This kit is quite simple and pretty much just falls together.  I added PE belts, thats about it.  This was my first real attempt at the common Eastern front winter distempering.  It would be the standard RLM 70/71 over 65 then with white distempering disruptive patterns, which was field applied.  I started by using MRP RLM 70/71, because it was all I had in these colors.  Big mistake.  This paint is too shiny and translucent and I quickly remembered why I mothballed it.  I will never understand the big whoop about it.  It's garbage.  I decided to start over after grabbing some AK Real Colors which my local hobby shop fortunately carries. The white was Tamiya white dirtied up with a touch of light gray.  I tried to leave a hint of the original splinter pattern showing through.  This was my most challenging scheme to date as I had to repaint it several times before I was happy with it.  It was supposed to be more intricate that this, but I eventually gave up and fudged quite a bit of it.  The main makings were painted on with Montex.  It then got a brown Ammo/Mig oil filter wash to dirty things up. 

White K was reportedly flown in march of 1944 by Lt. Walter Krause whom I could find absolutely nothing about. 

 

   

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:15 AM

Lawdog, this looks FANTASTIC!  Your weathering, especiallyon the undersides looks so convincing and I really like the wintewr camo scheme.  I'ved got this kit sitting in its box as a "Shelf Queen" and you've motivated me to get it out and finish it.  Beautiful work!

tjs

TJS

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:15 AM

Excellent work!seems very realistic!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:27 AM
Really nice job.  I've always liked this plane... and now you made me go pick one up on ebay Stick out tongue.  The winter camo looks great.  I like the B2.  The B3 sounds awesome withe the 75mm cannon but aesthetically it looks a bit goofy.
 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, November 3, 2022 1:58 PM

Beautiful weathering job Lawdog!  I love the lethal little Henschel "can opener"!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, November 3, 2022 2:42 PM

Great looking Henschel there LD! I really like your weathering technique on this one with its' well used appearance. 

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 3:15 PM

Hi, Joe -

Another fine one for the Joe's model works, great job. Totally realistic appearance of a well used operational airplane, and this aircraft was one of my favorites of the era. I think they looked designed for a very specific purpose.

I really enjoy seeing all of these posts from you lately, such useful build and finish details, plus the photos to make the package complete. You contribute so much to the forums, and you make me want to be a more capable model builder. Thanks for it all.

Patrick

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:15 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

Lawdog, this looks FANTASTIC!  Your weathering, especiallyon the undersides looks so convincing and I really like the wintewr camo scheme.  I'ved got this kit sitting in its box as a "Shelf Queen" and you've motivated me to get it out and finish it.  Beautiful work!

tjs

 

Thankd Tim.  Drag it out! It's a great kit.  

 "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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:16 PM

Eugene Rowe

Excellent work!seems very realistic!

 

Thanks Eugene

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:21 PM

Well deserved praise!

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:29 PM

keavdog
Really nice job.  I've always liked this plane... and now you made me go pick one up on ebay Stick out tongue.  The winter camo looks great.  I like the B2.  The B3 sounds awesome withe the 75mm cannon but aesthetically it looks a bit goofy.
 
 

Thanks!  Me too actually with it's triangular shaped fuselage and duck bill nose.  I have the big ZM 1/32 verson coming soon as well.   

 "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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:30 PM

Real G

Beautiful weathering job Lawdog!  I love the lethal little Henschel "can opener"!

 

Thanks!  Love the nickname too

 "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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:31 PM

stikpusher

Great looking Henschel there LD! I really like your weathering technique on this one with its' well used appearance. 

 

Thanks Stik

 "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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:43 PM

patrick206

Hi, Joe -

Another fine one for the Joe's model works, great job. Totally realistic appearance of a well used operational airplane, and this aircraft was one of my favorites of the era. I think they looked designed for a very specific purpose.

I really enjoy seeing all of these posts from you lately, such useful build and finish details, plus the photos to make the package complete. You contribute so much to the forums, and you make me want to be a more capable model builder. Thanks for it all.

Patrick

 

 

Thanks Patrick.  You always say the nicest things.  With winter coming I've had a bit more free time to post.  Still busy at the bench though.  Aside from the new 1/48 Tamiya P-38J, I have several 1/32 builds scheduled as well.  These include the Hobby Boss P-61, Zoukei-Mura HS 129, Tamiya P-51, Trumpy P-40E, and the Hobby Boss A-26. Perhaps I'll start doing work in progress threads again.      

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

 

 

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:49 PM

Outstanding build Lawdog! Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Friday, November 4, 2022 12:20 PM

Another beaut, lawdog. Love the paintwork, especially the winter camo.

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, November 4, 2022 1:51 PM

Lawdog 114!

         Now sir, that is one fine looking aircraft. I really have No Negative comments, not that I would mention either, except it ain't in My Showcase! That's a very well thought out job in all areas.

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:35 PM

fox

Outstanding build Lawdog! Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay safe.

 

Thanks Jim

 

 "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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:35 PM

oortiz10

Another beaut, lawdog. Love the paintwork, especially the winter camo.

-O

 

Thank Omar 

 "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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:36 PM

Tanker-Builder

Lawdog 114!

         Now sir, that is one fine looking aircraft. I really have No Negative comments, not that I would mention either, except it ain't in My Showcase! That's a very well thought out job in all areas.

 

Thank you Sir

 "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
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, November 11, 2022 12:29 PM

I missed this one. Great build Joe.  I've got a few of these in the stash. One is definitely going to be in the whitewash. Another in the desert scheme. Hope mine get anywhere close to this one

 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:58 AM

Great work! Well done man!

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, November 27, 2022 7:50 AM

Ya did it again Joe. You just continue to blow my mind with your speed and quality of build. 

                   

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:36 PM

Nikola

Great work! Well done man!

 

Best,

Nikola

 

Thank you

 "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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:37 PM

mustang1989

Ya did it again Joe. You just continue to blow my mind with your speed and quality of build. 

 

Thanks bud!

 "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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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 1, 2022 10:42 PM

Great work. I have this one in the stash. Was sold by the box art, but your build really sends it home. I have to do this one for sure.

BK

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  • Member since
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Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:01 PM

Another one for the top shelf. Love the weathering underneath. Cool subject. Congrats!

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