heinkel he177 A-5 by airfix

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  1. woljags

    woljags Active Member

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    another of the kits needing restoration found in store recently,this was the last kit i started when i was 19 but never finished,it has survived very well as has the box with all the unfitted parts still present,pics to follow shortly once i've downloaded them from my phone,i'm finding it more fun restoring the broken kits than building the new one's,

    thanks for looking
     
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    pics of the condition of the model,i also found the box with the rest of the unfitted parts still there,pic 2 shows the damage to the front of the cockpit,

    thanks for looking
     
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    This could be very interesting, please keep us posted.:cool:
     
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    I'm with Aaron on this one.
     
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    the kit was repaired and the unfitted parts put on including the undercart
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    then the camo was added
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    pic showing canopy repaired
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    i'm quite pleased with the results considering the state of her,lots of detailing still to do including a coat or two of matt varnish
     
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    Not too bad.
     
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    The last picture, is it just an optical illusion or is it really 1/72 scale? That pic makes it look almost like a 1/144 scale.
     
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    nicely resurrected from the crashlanding!
     
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    thanks chaps,yes its 1/72nd
     
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    Almost bought a Airfix 1/72 Heinkel He 177 not too long ago, just because of the classic old boxart! Great save!
     
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    Looking good.

    I believe I have one these somewhere unbuilt.
     
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    Well I have now! :lol:

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    looking forward to see your build Jan
     
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    #16 Lucky13, Sep 24, 2012
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    Looking forward to get the kit, it's still in its shrinkwrap! 8)
    Just the Lancaster, Halifax (Airfix and Matchbox) and possibly their B-29 and I can have a nostalgia trip down Memory Boulevard! :lol:
     
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    i had the old stirling bought for me as a birthday pressy
     
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    Cool! In this case, I don't give a rats hairy arse, about accuracy etc., its all about going back to the good old days of being a snotty and cheeky wee lad... :lol:

    'Aye, I've done the homework...! (As if!)' :lol:

    Also, after some serious concideration and many hours of tough negotiations, with a fellow member south of Adrian's Wall, I've decided to skip Airfix 1/72 Blenheim for Frog's version, which will be a first as I've never build a Frog kit before.....think that they were gone before I started my plastic career, at least I never saw their kits in Sweden when I was at the first time....
     
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    I remember a Revell 1/25(?) Fokker Dr-1 that Mom kept taking away untill I did my homework each day!
    Fixed her, I didn't learn anything!
     
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    That looks like typically wonderful box art by Roy Cross.
    It's been sanitised nowadays,no bombs dropping or burning engines.

    I'm in the process of building Revell's He 177 in the unusual for me 1/72 scale. The box art might not be up to the old Airfix standard but it's a very nice kit.

    Steve
     
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