**** DONE: 1/48 He 162A-2 Volksjäger - Allied Advance and Defense of the Reich WWII.

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    #1 T Bolt, Feb 7, 2016
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    User Name: T Bolt
    Name: Glenn
    Category: Advanced
    Kit: Dragon He 162A-2 Salamander
    Scale: 1/48th
    Accessories: None, kit comes with some photo etch parts.

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    Nice choice Glenn.

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    Email sent Glenn


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    Neat choice Glenn!
     
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    #5 T Bolt, Feb 7, 2016
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    Thanks George, that will be usefull.

    I'll be building Heinkel He 162 A-2 ''Volksjäger'' Werk-Nr.: 120074 of 1st group/Jagd-Geschwader 1 piloted by 1st Lieutenant Emil Demuth Leck Germany, May of 1945.

    I’ve had this kit on the shelf for quite a while and thought this Group Build would be a good excuse to finally build it. Some reviews I’ve read about the kit say there are fit problems with the wings so I’m be sure to do a lot of test fitting as I go along. I probably won’t get started until I wrap up the Tigercat build in the next week or so.

    From Wikipedia
    The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German, "People's Fighter"), the name of a project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets. Volksjäger was the Reich Air Ministry's official name for the government design program competition won by the He 162 design. Other names given to the plane include Salamander, which was the codename of its construction program, and Spatz ("Sparrow"), which was the name given to the plane by Heinkel.


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    Excellent choice!
     
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    Great subject Glenn
     
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    awesome, Glenn.
     
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    The Salamander is a great subject! Looking forward to seeing this one.
     
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    Nice choice Glenn.
     
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    #12 T Bolt, Feb 15, 2016
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    Time to get going on this one.

    Here is the kit. Looks pretty nice on first inspection

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    Nice on Glen!
     
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    Got a couple extra little wings there. What's up with that?
     
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    Beat me to it Andy !
     
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    It has parts for a V tail version (like the old Beech Bonanza's) that was I believe only a concept and never built.
     
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    It looks like a nice kit. Older Dragon kits have some nice detail.
     
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    Thanks Glenn. Got it.
     
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    :D Gzood one Glenn.
     
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