Henschel Hs 129

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  1. dirkpitt289

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    Hi guys

    I'm thinking of building a Henschel Hs 129 for the MTO Group Build. I am having some problems finding info on the types of markings and camouflage for this aircraft.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Well I was able to find one color drawing.

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    there is only two pattern used on this airplane. First one is consisted of the RLM 70 and RLM 71 and the topside in geometric splinter pattern with the RLM 65 at the bottom. During the winters they get coat of washable white paint over the top. The other camoufalge pattern is used in Africa and it is desert scheme with the RLM 79 at topside with spots in RLM 80. Bottom is in RLM 78.

    Well its a start, and its more then I had before
     
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    Here you are Dirk. Hope this will help.
     

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    Nice stuff Igor. :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks Wojtek!
    I forgot to mention that profiles are from Osprey books and page with text is from one of Squadron-Signal publications.
     
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    An anandoned Hs 129 in North Africa:

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    Thanks guys

    I found and ordered the HS 129 Squadron book before I left work.
     
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    I noticed that none of the aircraft in the photos have that big A** gun on them
     
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    That is excellent! I had no idea it flew in North Africa.
     
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    from what I learned in my brief search for this aircraft is that it was in only 2 theaters of operations. North Africa and along the Russian front.
     
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    Ok, I'm sold, This is the aircraft I'm going to build for the MTO Group Build. I ordered the book by squadron and I even found PE for it. The only problem is I can't figure out how to buy it. And lastly I need to buy the model itself. None of the online hobby sites seem to have it so either I hope my local HS has it or I'm going to have to eBay it. I should know by the end of the day.

    I have a nagging feeling I'm not going to get this done by the deadline. Oh, well It'll still be a fun build.
     
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    I think you should make it. The deadline for finishing models in MTO Group Build is November 30th. So you see, there's plenty of time.
     
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    imalko

    You forgot to take into consideration LIFE always gets in the way... :lol:

    I got a full time job, part time job, Starting a new Business, a girlfriend and 3 kids (two which are only 18 month old). Oh, and lets not forget the Red Sox are fighting for their playoff lives. :p
     
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    Yep, you are right. That's why I have only one entry in this Group Build (for now anyway)... :D
     
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    #16 DBII, Sep 11, 2009
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    Three rug rats...lets see you will have some free time by 2031. :lol: I am looking forward to seeing your build. I never knew about this plane until I found this website.

    DBII
     
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    I hear ya, the other problem I have is all the other projects I have in progress already. Right now I have:

    SBD Dauntless 1/72
    F4F Corsair 1/72
    JU-52 Minesweeper 1/72
    B-17E 1/72
    B-17F1/72
    Seaview

    But this group build got me all excited when I learned that the HS 129 was in that theater of Operations. I just learned about this aircraft about a week or so ago. Now with this GB I have a reason to hunt one down and build it. LOL

    I'll start an official thread tonight when I get home.
     
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    #18 imalko, Sep 11, 2009
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    :-k You work on two B-17 kits...? Maybe you could enter those into the next Group Build ("Heavyweights"). Think I read in GB rules that judges can exeptionaly permit to enter a GB with model already partly build. Its an interesting idea if you have appropriate project(s) under way, but you would have to check out with the judges about that.
     
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    Were did you find a B-17E model? All I could find were F and G. There is a C/D model on the other side of town. In Houston, that is over an hour drive.

    DBII
     
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    Here is the B-17E model I got. Its from Academy and is 1/72 scale of the RAF Costal Command. I'm going to turn it into "Old 666" from the Pacific Theater

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