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Flettner Fl 282

by James Davis

 

Flettner Fl 282

 


Huma's 1/48 scale Fl 282 is vailable online from Squadron.com

 

Background

 

Needing a change from Bf109s and moved by the recent Classic volume on German Helicopters I built my first ever helicopter kit.

The Huma 1/48 Flettner Fl 282 was built straight out of the box for Australia's Model Expo held every March in Melbourne. See our web site http://www.modelexpo.com.au for more information.

 

 

Construction

 

Eduard's pre-painted seat belts were added after the show to dress up the otherwise very open cockpit. It sure would have been windy sitting in this office!

 



I can't say enough about the quality of the mouldings of this kit, the tiny control rods and engine detail are beautifully cast from some of the finest plastic parts I have seen in this scale.

I found the construction trouble free and a enjoyable change from fixed wing aircraft, Classic Publication's book provided numerous clear photos of the machine which help clarify some detail in the 2 page simple instruction sheet.

I elected to build my version with the rear rumble seat covered over as interior detail in the rear of the kit was sparse.

 

 

Markings and Base

 

Decals went on well but I choose to use swastikas from the spares box rather than battle with the 2 piece offerings supplied with the kit.

The base is borrowed from the Dragon Natter kit and dressed up with a Verlinden concrete base sheet, static grass and boxes and barrels from various Verlinden products.

I hope you like the kit and look forward to Hume releasing more 1/48 German helicopters.

The model took out third place in 1/48 the "Out of Box Aircraft Model" category at Model Expo, and first place rotary wing aircraft at the South Australian Plastic Modellers Association competition held in Adelaide in October.

 

 

 

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Images and Text Copyright 2004 by James Davis
Page Created 12 January, 2004
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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