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1/72 scale Lindberg He-219 Uhu
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Found this kit in the "bargain" bin at my local hobby shop for $5.00. Figured even an old, poorly engineered kit like this could be fun to build and deck out, especially at that price.

I had to create a complete interior, but some card stock, spare parts, and scavenged pilots took care of things. Antennae had to be created with thin wire. Decals from the surplus box used in conjunction with those supplied with the kit sufficed to get a realistic finish. The completed plane was sprayed with a flat black on the undersides and a RLM medium gray on the upper surfaces. The camouflage pattern was hand painted using a light RLM gray. Tamiya pastels were used to get exhaust staining. Overall, I had fun building this one.

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That's really good! You must have some patience and a steady hand to do that 'cracked ice camouflage so well!

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Wow, what a great job on the camo!

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That's one head-turning Uhu!

Love that night camo pattern, really makes this beauty pop!

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You have done absolutely the right thing building that Uhu, and it has turned out well.
The fun is a bonus!

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Thanks. Painting the scheme just took a steady hand and a few hours time. It's patterned on a He-219 being restored by the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington. I don't know how accurate it is, but it sure looks stunning.

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Wow....i forgot that Lindberg produced this kit. It looks fabulous! I'll have to see about finding one for myself.

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Wow....i forgot that Lindberg produced this kit. It looks fabulous! I'll have to see about finding one for myself.

You can find them on eBay too. If you want a so-so He-219 kit, go buy the old Revell one. A better kit is the Dragon kit - it has much better detailing as it is a much more modern tooling.

This Lindberg kit was just a spot $5.00 purchase. It was fun because it was such a basic "shell" kit that allowed me to be creative and try new things. If I screwed it up, who'd care? It only cost me 5 bucks.

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My approach exactly to bargain basement kits - nothing to lose so go for it and have some fun. Great result.


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Very nice indeed, PMM and that is some paint job - I think I'd have had a headache doing that! I agree with your sentiments, for 5 bucks you can't go wrong really and as it happens you've ended up with a very nice budget Uhu :grin:

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Very nice work on a very sweet score. I have the FROG and Revell ones in the deep stash and am a little intimidated by that scheme, though it does suit the Uhu so well.

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I forgot Lindberg produced this kit. Yours is really nice.

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You are a brave man building this Uhu :shock: I can remember several being binned by disheartened mates when I was a lot younger, couldn't understand why as it's a bit better than the Revell H-160 (1966) offering and quit a bit better than the Frog F-177 kit of the same year.
Great work on this, nicely finished 8-) 8-) :pilot:
The reverse blotch camo (not sure of its correct name) is accurate, the colours of the Uhu were revealed when the Smithsonian removed the wing fillets revealing the camo as shown in your pic. At present they are working on the wings and soon the only surviving Uhu will be completed!! :bounce:
I built the Revell Uhu way back (1980's) came out OK. ;-)
There are accuracy issues with the Dragon Uhu's also, so we're left waiting for an 'accurate' 1/72 Uhu ;-) :roll:

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Thank you everyone for the kind comments.

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That's really nice, Allan. Really nice. 8-) Shall I send you my old IXO He-219 for you to do a Code-3 on it? :mrgreen:


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