Heinkel He 111H in 1/48

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  1. Vengeance

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    Hi guys,
    Me again!
    Been thinking about my next build and have an itch to scratch! I'm wanting to have a crack at a 1/48 scale Battle of Britain era Heinkel He111H but cant seem to find a kit! I've seen the 1/72 Revell but want to avoid A) 1/72 scale and B) Revell kits in general.

    Can anyone make any suggestions? Makers, Kits, Anything??

    Don't mind mail order etc.

    Thanks in advance!!!
    Vengeance!
     
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    There are some Monogram 1/48 He-111s on Ebay
     
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    Revell kit is the same one of the Monogram 1/48 scale He 111H-22 kit originally produced under the Pro Modeller label and was based upon the Monogram 1/48 He 111H-4/6 kit.. so there can be no choice.

    Some details on that and aftermarket sets you may find here ...

    Small Wonder - Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111 H-4/H-6 SPARE
     
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    Ah thanks Wurger
     
  5. Vengeance

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    Thanks for the reply guys, amazing that they are so rare since it was such a prominent bomber and played such a large role during WW2! We should start a campaign or at least a petition!
    I guess I'll think about it and probably bite the bullet one day!
    Thanks again,
    Cheers!
     
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    I had a heck of a job finding kits in 1/48th scale, as all versions are currently out of production.
    I finally got the re-released late-model H-22 with the V-1, to convert back to a H-4, using the Squadron/Falconvax dorsal canopy, and trimming the prop blades, I then managed to win a H-4/H-6 version on e-bay, at a reasonable price (having lost one imported from Canada, due to HM Custom!), which will be made into a H-2.
    Note that these Revell / Monogram kits are all the same basic mouldings, with parts relevant to the model type. The exhausts in the H-22 are right for an earlier H-2 to early H-4, but those in the H4 kit are later type, used on some late H-4s and then the H-5.
    You might be lucky with prices, but be prepared to pay a lot for the H4 version - the H-22 gets re-released about every two years, and is priced much lower at retail price, and I would think the H4 will be re-released at some time too.
     
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