Flettner Fl 282
by James Davis
Flettner Fl 282
Huma's 1/48 scale
Fl 282 is vailable online from Squadron.com
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
for more information.
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
I elected to build my version with the rear rumble seat covered over as
interior detail in the rear of the kit was sparse.
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
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.