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Gaspatch Henschel Hs123 1/48 scale


GazzaS

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Hi everybody!

     When I came back to modelling a few years ago, the Henschel Hs 123 was high on my list of planes I would some day like to build.  At the time however, the only kit was by Italeri.  So, the moment I saw this one being advertised via a WIP at Aeroscale, I ordered one forthwith.

 

Since receiving it, I've developed a preference for larger scale kits.  But I knew I'd never see one in 1/32.  So I've had it in the back of my mind for some time. 

It comes with some nice features.  The best way I can describe it as 1/48 meets WNW meets WWII.  Here are some shots from the instruction booklet,

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Lots of options.  Lots of parts.  Lots of detail.  Heh...  It even has tie-owns under the wings so that it can be tied down to a base just as it was tied down to a windswept airfield.  And, helpfully...  a cardboard jig to help you get the wheels aligned properly.

I did a little bit saturday.  And today I worked with some photoetch.

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Happy modelling!

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Nice choice Gaz, I was thinking about buying one more than once. With the kits which IBG and ICM, maybe Roden offered in the last time, there maybe is a chance of a LS-version. If it would be the better choice, I don't know, as the Gaspatch kit looks muy bueno.

Cheers Rob

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Gaz

Awesome kit and looking forward to following your progress. I build both in 32nd and 48th scale scale these days so I can have models that are of importance to me and fill out my collection.

I'm along for the journey :popcorn:

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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17 hours ago, DocRob said:

Nice choice Gaz, I was thinking about buying one more than once. With the kits which IBG and ICM, maybe Roden offered in the last time, there maybe is a chance of a LS-version. If it would be the better choice, I don't know, as the Gaspatch kit looks muy bueno.

Cheers Rob

Rob,

   it would be sweet if ICM offered one.  Certainly more interesting than a Falco.  ICM are quite bold when it comes to molding fine shapes.  But they aren't much for other niceties such as PE.   Even if Roden did make one, I doubt it would be of this quality.  They've showed us with the recent SPAD release that they have no interest in improving their product.

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Nice choice Gaz,

I also have one on the bench at the moment. The fit of the kit is truly excellent. I intend to rivet mine. Using both the MMP and Top Drawings plans, I have found a small error in the luggage hatch on the port fuselage upper may be a little long (2mm to the rear) as it appears to dissect a panel line that GP didn’t include. Once I confirm and rectify I shall post a picture.

Dive in and enjoy some quality engineering and fit!

Regards,

Kent

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On 10/10/2021 at 2:16 AM, Bomber_County said:

Looking forward to this Gaz, never seen one of these built up. Looking nice already..

Thank you, Phil!

5 hours ago, kahunaminor said:

Nice choice Gaz,

I also have one on the bench at the moment. The fit of the kit is truly excellent. I intend to rivet mine. Using both the MMP and Top Drawings plans, I have found a small error in the luggage hatch on the port fuselage upper may be a little long (2mm to the rear) as it appears to dissect a panel line that GP didn’t include. Once I confirm and rectify I shall post a picture.

Dive in and enjoy some quality engineering and fit!

Regards,

Kent

Kent, nice to hear from you again.   It's been a while.  I'll be looking forward perhaps to seeing some of your work on it.  I haven't delved in too deep as I've had other projects going.  

 

I'm completely talent less when it comes to riveting.  Just can't make a straight line.  I can use Dymo tape, or a metal straight edge...   but my riveter or scriber will always find a way to drift away.  I can;t imagine trying to rivet over my CA repairs.

 

Anyway...   great to see you, mate.

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