Flettner Fl 282 V6 Kolibri
by Randy Lutz
Flettner Fl 282 V6
scale Fl 282 is vailable online from Squadron.com
The model represents a Flettner Fl 282 V6 "KOLIBRI" flown by Hauptmann
Claus von Winterfeldt of Erprobungs-und Lehrkommando 20, while assigned to
the Kriegsmarine minelayer 'Drache' in the Agean Sea in early 1943.
This is the Huma 1/48 kit and is an absolute gem of a model. I really
could only find serious fault with one aspect of the kit, which was the
decals, both in terms of accuracy and quality. As printed by Huma, the
national insignia has a black border which should not be present on the V6
As for quality, I found the decals to be thick, hard to work with and
having a weave-like texture once dry.
I performed minimal modifications to the kit, which is a testimonial to
both the quality of the Huma moulding and design and my inherent laziness.
Additional work was confined to the following:
detail bolts added to upper transmission
exhaust pipes drilled out
Eduard photo-etched seatbelts added
- The airframe was painted with Xtracolor X221 RLM 63 Lichtgrau
See, I really did not do much at all!
A complete build review article will be appearing in a future issue of
The Luftwaffe Profile Series No. 6, Flettner FL 282, Schiffer
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by Randy Lutz
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17 March, 2004
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