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Title: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: rickshaw on November 03, 2020, 07:20:46 pm
As it says on the tinlid looking for a Henschel Hs129 in 1/72.  I am willing to pay for postage downunder. 
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: kitbasher on November 03, 2020, 07:59:56 pm
Iíve some leftover 1/72 markings but no kit, if that helps?
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: rickshaw on November 03, 2020, 09:47:06 pm
Iíve some leftover 1/72 markings but no kit, if that helps?

Thanks but no, it doesn't.  I'm after a kit, preferably Airfix but Lindberg will do.  I want to do a major conversion on it.
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: zenrat on November 04, 2020, 01:56:06 am
The Airfix version is on my "destroyed as a kid - make amends" list but they seem rare.

Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: rickshaw on November 04, 2020, 02:57:49 am
The Airfix version is on my "destroyed as a kid - make amends" list but they seem rare.

As rare as rocking horse pooh, unfortunately.  Hence my appeal... 
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: zenrat on November 04, 2020, 03:13:46 am
Last Airfix release was '94.  Apparently the cowlings are pooh due to being moulded as one piece and having to be tapered so the moulds release.
Scalemates says Bilek repopped the Airfix moulds (might explain where they have gone) and there is also an Italeri/Revell/Tamiya version.
https://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=221945&p=timeline
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: NARSES2 on November 04, 2020, 06:06:18 am
I've built the Italeri one and it's ok. It also seems to be much more common on the UK show circuit, indeed I've not seen an Airfix one.

Interestingly Hannants have it down to Backorder ? Do they know something ?

Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: rickshaw on November 04, 2020, 07:00:44 pm
Last Airfix release was '94.  Apparently the cowlings are pooh due to being moulded as one piece and having to be tapered so the moulds release.
Scalemates says Bilek repopped the Airfix moulds (might explain where they have gone) and there is also an Italeri/Revell/Tamiya version.
https://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=221945&p=timeline

Forgotten the Italeri one.  OK, one of it or it's repops would do.  Bilek I wasn't aware of.  It would do as well. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: Army of One on November 05, 2020, 10:00:40 am
If you are converting, would a built one do.....recently had a clear out and my Israeli one is one of those going... It has the 75mm cannon in a gondola....gear down but I believe off as the boys have had it....maybe still around.....
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: Army of One on November 05, 2020, 10:03:31 am
Just checked....it is complete with gear down but snapped off....it even has the dorsal aerial as well.....
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: rickshaw on November 05, 2020, 07:07:03 pm
PM inbound.  A built one would do. 
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: Army of One on November 28, 2020, 10:36:25 am
I've built the Italeri one and it's ok. It also seems to be much more common on the UK show circuit, indeed I've not seen an Airfix one.

Interestingly Hannants have it down to Backorder ? Do they know something ?

You never saw my Israeli one....? Did one of them with an Il-2 and Ju87G...all Israeli with an FW190D9 escort....
Title: Re: LF: 1/72 Henschel HS129
Post by: NARSES2 on November 29, 2020, 07:58:55 am
I've built the Italeri one and it's ok. It also seems to be much more common on the UK show circuit, indeed I've not seen an Airfix one.

Interestingly Hannants have it down to Backorder ? Do they know something ?

You never saw my Israeli one....? Did one of them with an Il-2 and Ju87G...all Israeli with an FW190D9 escort....

I think I saw them mate