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Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Heinkel He 219A-7

by Chris Mangion


Heinkel He 219A-7


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Heinkel He 219A-7 is available online from Squadron




Here is Tamiya's 1/48 Heinkel He 219A-7.

For this kit I used Aires detail set. This is a very packed detail set which includes the wheel wells, cockpit, fuel cells, and wing machine gun bays.

As one can imagine there was a lot of cutting to do on the model. The biggest problem was the cockpit area. Since the model is tail heavy, Tamiya made the cockpit out of die cast metal and you just dress it up, but to use the Aires cockpit set all the die cast must be put aside and it is up to me were to add weight so that the aircraft will sit on this front undercarriage.



To complicate things further I used CMK’s exterior set which included ailerons, rudders and flaps, which made the model heavier in the tail. I added weight behind the cockpit, in the left engine nacelle and in the spinners. I did not find any particular problems during construction.



The only problem I have found was during the spray of RLM75 patterns which for some reason were not coming to my likings. I was satisfied on the third attempt. I sprayed the model in with RLM74, 75 and black on the underside. I used the kits decals. Please note that the model becomes heavy so take care how to handle the model.


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German Night Fighter Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces 20
Author: Jerry Scutts
Illustrator: John Weal
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: £12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 June 5, 1998
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1855327147
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Model, Description and Images Copyright © 2005 by Chris Mangion

Page Created 21 February, 2005
Last Updated 21 February, 2005

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