Sunday, 24 July 2011

Revell 1:32 Heinkel He 111 P-1 - first look by Iain Ogilvie, He 111 reference and walkaround images

Revell 1:32 Heinkel He 111P-1 

A first look by Iain Ogilvie of the 32nd SIG

The follow-on to Revell’s 1:32 Ju-88 is finally here – and it looks superb! (Click on the images for a larger view.)

Comprising 433 very crisply moulded parts and with final dimensions when complete of 51.1cm long and 70.9cm wingspan, this model will be a real stunner when complete.

Model features full cockpit detail, individual bomb cells, radio equipment, spare ammunition cases and detailed bays and some of the clearest transparencies I’ve seen - important as they’re such a feature of the prototype. The model represents the P-1 version of this iconic aeroplane as used early in the war and during the Battle of Britain but I think it’s a safe bet that a later ‘H’ series kit will be on the cards at some point in the future if this one sells well.
A superb decal sheet is included (minus the swastikas as would be expected from a German company) and features markings for three aircraft:

5./KG 54 “Totenkopf Geschwader”, Coulommiers, France 1940

III./KG 27 “Geschwader Boelcke”, Delmenhorst, Germany 1940

II./KG 5 “General Wever”, preserved at the Norwegian Aviation Museum, Gardmoen, Norway

At a retail price of £59.99 (and many outlets offering discounts even on that!) this model represents astounding value in this day and age. The aftermarket manufacturers are bound to be releasing accessories for what will undoubtedly be a popular kit, but to my mind the most worthwhile addition would be a set of etched seat belts and Revell have just released a set of pre-coloured etch (by Eduard) to enhance the new kit.

Accuracy? Not had a chance to go through in detail yet – but there’s nothing that shouts ‘fix me’ yet – it’s just shouting ‘build me’!

Edit - This model featured in Military in Scale magazine - click on the images for a closer view.

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