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Heinkel 162 - Tamiya 1/48

Hi,

I didnt put aside the build of the Yakovlev but just needed an interlude.

This is the very good and easy Tamiya model with the Quickboost bang seat, plus other scratch-built items. As always Tamiya decals are too thick...

On the actual He-162 the clear part of the canopy was set on a metal frame and screwed from the outside. To reproduce the particularity, I just painted the frame from the inside.

Painting was done using Xtracrylics which, despite very fine pigments, is a pain in the ass to airbrush, clogging the A/B every 5 minutes.



The base was made using Paris plaster, balsa strips and a mix of grass mats from Imthurn and Heki. The oil drum comes from Brengun.

My build is far from perfect, but let's say that I am finally able to build and paint the way I want without having too many technical limitations.




 










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