Friday, 18 March 2011
AIRFIX HENSCHELL Hs.123A-1 SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1/72.
I will never learn drinking beer and building models do not mix!!!!8 beers and decals do not go together.More on that later.
This model was tempting me in the model shop and for £3.99 you couldn't go wrong.I saw Paul's mate Dave's go at this kit on his blog while doing a bit of research.A very nice build too!
The build was quite good on this plane. It has only 38 pieces and must be a new or improved mould because 99% was bang on.A little bit of flash and a couple of sink holes on one of the bombs but that's was hidden anyway so bonus.
The engine block didn't quite fit but I will put this down to me.The wings all fitted together well and didn't collapse like normal.
There a lot of other bits I missed like painting both sides of the wing tips white, I missed the radio wire,the tail decals don't match up and I could have painted it straight but I was well and truly pissed by this point and thought better of it after juggling the plane.
All in all I am chuffed with this little plane, a different era for me and the problems can be fixed.
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW AND ANY COMMENTS MORE THAN WELCOME.
Cheers for looking, Rich.