The Photo Recon pilot had no wingman, no flight, no formation. He flew alone in radio silence for hours at a time, navigating on dead reckoning all over mainland Europe; in his unarmed Spitfire he had only its altitude and speed, along with his wits and airmanship as protection.
Overall, this is a great kit of this early German heavy dive-bomber. While I might not get to it in the immediate future, it will go on my shelf into the German WWII airplanes as one of them most highly ranked of them all. No matter where you’re coming from, the Revell of Germany/ICM Ju 88A-4 is going to be a great build. Also, the MSRP on this kit is about half of the price for the original ICM kit, so you’ve got yourself quite a deal buying the Revell of Germany boxing.
My Forgotten Hobby is all about learning like finding with Plane Dave that parts C37 and C37 were hidden in step 103.
Learning also that you can do whatever you want but then suffer the consequence.
I won’t be making another He 111H-3 so I will have to enjoy what I will do next which is using my airbrush inside thanks to Jeff’s advice.
I airbrush in the basement with the fan on, usually at the end of the modeling session. Big jobs go out in the garage but I usually find my airbrushing sessions only last a few minutes at a time anyway.
Building model airplanes has evolved since 1958 when I built my first model kit… I wrote about it on the original My Forgotten Hobby.
Yesterday saw part of the landing gear glued. The instructions were well… again confusing to say the least so I took a few pictures when I dry fitted the parts to make sure I was doing the right thing.
Once the dry fitting was done I proceeded to glue the parts. We will see the results tomorrow.
If ICM has gone to all this trouble with all these 32 minuscule parts, I don’t see how I could ignore finishing assembling the bombs even if no one will ever notice them in the bomb bay.
At least I will know they are there.
Which leaves me to reflect on why we go to all this trouble in the first place. It’s simple… because ICM has gone to all this trouble with all these 36 minuscule parts so the pleasure of building their He 111H-3 lasts forever.
Even if I had some problems with this build, which is far from being done, I was able to work around them.
Mind you my build won’t be perfect and several joints will still be visible when it is done.
However I am not going to fill the gaps with putty and start sanding.
Sometimes you have to stop because you will never finish a project.
This is where one of two latest projects is right now waiting for spring to arrive.
I have masked the canopy last September.
I really need to use my airbrush again because the He 111 is so big and has so many clear parts.
I could open up windows and start a fan like I did last winter when I had used my airbrush inside.
I still have my old N95 mask my wife had bought years ago… Maybe I could go this way in a few days since painting is what I like best as well as taking pictures of what I build.
Meanwhile I have watched this last Thursday night on YouTube. I just love how he works his airbrush!
This Revell Ju 88 is the same model kit of the ICM Ju 88A I bought early in January.
I like model contests and shows. I go to them all the time and I had plans to attend a few in 2020. We all know what happened to those shows. If you remember, there were some hold outs in the spring. Some announced a postponement instead of cancellation. Breath was held and fingers were […]
If that sounds like a trick question to you, then you can imagine how I felt! This box-full-o-awesome arrived at my door just a week or so ago from my excellent friend Alan. He said he had some kits he thought I might like, and knowing my penchant for the weirdly awesome, he gathered together this strike force of sprue for my amazement!
I can’t keep something like this to myself, so I thought I’d share what is easily my biggest, and most exciting, score of this COVID-scrambled year! Check out the Mountain Comes to Me on the Scores and Collections page to see how many kits can fit in a 4 lb box!