Airfix 1:72 scale Henschel Hs 129

Discussion in 'Start to Finish Builds' started by Bustedwing, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Bustedwing

    Bustedwing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Purveyor of fine fire wood.
    Location:
    North Delta BC
    [​IMG]

    Simple little basic Airfix kit. Plastic is in great shape. Decals not so great shape. I ordered a set from an outfit in England. Just Have to figure out what version to build. Got a small start on the landing gear with a bit of extra detail. The kit legs are essentilly...a stick.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,151
    Likes Received:
    1,052
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    Nice start.



    Geo
     
  3. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,800
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Nicely done so far!
     
  4. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,730
    Likes Received:
    1,425
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Good stuff.
     
  5. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,796
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  6. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,215
    Likes Received:
    849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
  7. Bustedwing

    Bustedwing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Purveyor of fine fire wood.
    Location:
    North Delta BC
    Update on progress. I decided to cut free the flaps to show them deployed to give a bit of dynamic to the model. The rear of the nacells are hideously wierd looking so a filler and lots of putty.Cockpit detail. Now from what I have read the cockpit was cramped, so much so that they actually put some of the engine guages on the nacelles. As much as I have tried to keep things to scale, it's tiny. I don't think the pilot would fly this plane, more like wear it, seems suited for a very tiny dude. Kind of reminds me of a time when a friend offerd me up a chance to take his Panterra for a spin. Once I wedged my 6'4'' 250 lb ass into it there was no way I could move my legs to use the clutch, brake or gas pedals !

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,731
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Looking great!
     
  9. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,796
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  10. Capt. Vick

    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,912
    Likes Received:
    639
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    That sir is a beautiful cockpit! Nice work!
     
  11. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,800
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Lovely work so far!
     
  12. Bustedwing

    Bustedwing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Purveyor of fine fire wood.
    Location:
    North Delta BC
    A little bit of progress. Engines, landing gear and cockpit are done. Now it's down to sanding and filling. These old Airfix kits were not exactly renown for a tight fit of parts. Wing roots on fuselage are too thick and have too much cord and don't align with the wings very well. aswell as a very poor fit of the nacells to the wing.
    Hope all have a Merry Christmas !!

    [​IMG]

    I might spend some time over the Christmas break trying to figure out how to take better close up shots as well !!
     
  13. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,151
    Likes Received:
    1,052
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    Coming along nicely and Happy Holidays to you. What kind of camera do you use? My little Canon point and shoot has a little flower icon for macro, a setting that lets you see every one of your flaws.




    Geo
     
  14. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,796
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  15. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,730
    Likes Received:
    1,425
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    #15 Airframes, Dec 13, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015
    Nicely done. The photos can be enhanced in 'Irfanview', by adjusting the colour, gamma and contrast levels, which should help to show more detail.
    Here's an example from your posted pic.
     

    Attached Files:

  16. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,796
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Or in the way...

    hs129 cockpit.jpg
     
  17. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,730
    Likes Received:
    1,425
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Yep, crop from the full-size image, the re-size as required. Gets rid of unwanted background, and focuses on the subject.
     
  18. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,800
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Good work so far!
     
  19. Bustedwing

    Bustedwing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Purveyor of fine fire wood.
    Location:
    North Delta BC
    #19 Bustedwing, Dec 16, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 16, 2015
    Some more cutting and sanding and what not betwen Christmas light's Trees and all things etc. The engine cowlings are molded half on the upper wing and the fit is a joke. I ended up hacking the lot off and making the cowlings separate. Also I cut out the goofy looking exhaust stacks and replaced them with some syrene tube.
     

    Attached Files:

  20. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,796
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Looking good. I have deleted the first picture attached. It was the same shot we cen see here but much blurry. So there was no reason for keeping that attached.
     
Loading...

Share This Page