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Re: BoB Heinkel He 112-E
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2015, 07:17:51 am »
Yes indeed Lee, but in this case it is the airframe that is the WhatIf. The colour scheme and markings are RW perfect.
It is a bit of subterfuge that I learned from a master whose Spitfire was absolutely RW apart from the one extra kill marking that the real one never carried.  :rolleyes:


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Re: BoB Heinkel He 112-E
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2015, 11:28:46 am »
Yes indeed Lee, but in this case it is the airframe that is the WhatIf. The colour scheme and markings are RW perfect.
It is a bit of subterfuge that I learned from a master whose Spitfire was absolutely RW apart from the one extra kill marking that the real one never carried.  :rolleyes:


I'll concede that point.  You have done well, my padawan!
Hang on a mo! wasnt that a Tempest II thats now in the SIG reserve collection?
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Re: BoB Heinkel He 112-E
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2015, 12:29:05 pm »
Indeed, it was a tempest, but I did something similar with a Spitfire 24 carrying a pair of red stars under the canopy.  I think this is what my learned colleague means:



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Re: BoB Heinkel He 112-E
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2015, 12:55:23 pm »
So I see ;D
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Re: BoB Heinkel He 112-E
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2015, 02:18:43 pm »
Then I found the Airfix new mould kit starter set. This had the distinct advantage of having the correct paints as well. Very necessary, as I did not have all the colours in my stash.

My first thoughts were that the propeller in the Airfix kit looks a little bit “light weight” then I found one in my spares that just had that little bit more “something”.
The one on the left is the Airfix one, I have no idea what kit the other came from.

The only other change that was made to the model was that I used the wheels from the Airfix kit. There is nothing wrong with the kit wheels but the Airfix ones have a really nice tread pattern and they are “weighted”.

Hang on, there is no 'Airfix He112'

So even the build story is a whif, based as it it is in part on an imaginary kit?

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Re: BoB Heinkel He 112-E
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2015, 03:49:54 pm »
Then I found the Airfix new mould kit starter set. This had the distinct advantage of having the correct paints as well. Very necessary, as I did not have all the colours in my stash.

My first thoughts were that the propeller in the Airfix kit looks a little bit “light weight” then I found one in my spares that just had that little bit more “something”.
The one on the left is the Airfix one, I have no idea what kit the other came from.

The only other change that was made to the model was that I used the wheels from the Airfix kit. There is nothing wrong with the kit wheels but the Airfix ones have a really nice tread pattern and they are “weighted”.

Hang on, there is no 'Airfix He112'

So even the build story is a whif, based as it it is in part on an imaginary kit?

Sneaky!

I think he was referring to the Airfix Bf-109 which provided the propeller and some paint, however he failed to mention that little detail in the fist posting.

I do agree though that it would be rather sneaky to whiff the kit as much as the model.

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Re: BoB Heinkel He 112-E
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2015, 06:27:45 am »
I suppose you could mock a box up in the same way a rather famous TSR2 box was mocked up
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Re: BoB Heinkel He 112-E
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2017, 11:41:37 am »
What a great looking machine. Love the sleek look in that scheme.

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