- Jun 13, 2009
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Here’s one I picked up on eBay for £4.99 plus postage . It’s an interesting Heller kit of the Heinkel he 112 fighter. This attractive aircraft was runner up to the BF109 in the contest for a new German fighter in the early thirties and although slightly inferior to the 109 was still put into small scale production and ended up being used by the Condor legion and the Spanish in the civil war and the Hungarians and Romanians in WW2. It’s a nice little kit with reasonably detailed cockpit ( closed canopy only so no worries) and delicate raised panel lines . There are two decal options , a luftwaffe test machine and a Romanian one. I’ll be doing the Romanian as it’s a bit more colourful. Speaking of the decals , they are the usual Heller standard - dead Matt and quite yellowed carrier film , I’ve had them taped in a sunny window the last couple of days to try and fade the yellowing, I still think I might have to trim the excess carrier film off though .( hopefully not the white border of the st michaels crosses too ,like I did on the PZL p7 a a few years back !) Here’s a screenshot of the price and the box and sprues.