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Mako1121 Jan 2013 5:30 p.m. PST

It's not quite finished, since it needs a little fine cleanup, but it's about 90% done, so thought I'd share a few pics of my scratch-built, He-219A nightfighter:





The Lancaster, shown in the last photo is for scale, and is a 1/600th Skytrex metal mini. I really like their 1/600th scale aircraft.

I might consider putting this into production, in metal, if there is any interest, since I want a number of them for my own use (in multiple camo schemes), and thought there might be some other people out there that may be interested in some German nightfighters as well. So, if you're running a night bombing campaign over Europe, or even just the occasional, one-off night or daytime scenarios, this heavy fighter might be of use to you. With its ventral pack of heavy cannons, it certainly can offer a lot of firepower in a single punch, which would even be of use against those 8th Air Force four-engined bombers flying over the continent.

fernworthy Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 6:04 p.m. PST

Very nice!

DRKRONIN Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 6:53 p.m. PST

I love it. If it was in 1/285 I would buy several.

Mako1121 Jan 2013 7:17 p.m. PST

Thanks.

The Scotia ones in 1/300th are quite nice, so definitely worth the price of admission.

Avoid the H&R ones though, since those have very badly skewed wings, e.g. not at a 90 degree angle to their fuselage. It appears to me their mold warped badly, during the spincasting process.

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 8:07 p.m. PST

Really nice work Rob!

Joe

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 10:19 p.m. PST

Nice job Rob. I love it when someone makes an aircraft that no one else does.Its an area I have always been interested in. I wish I had the skills to do something like you have done.If you ever make any extras let me know. I'd take a couple wink.

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CAG 19 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 2:35 a.m. PST

I will go back to playing with plasticine and crayons! That is impressive.

If you are serious I would take a couple but it would only be a couple

Si

MCV 8022 Jan 2013 5:40 a.m. PST

Looks like very skilled work to me.
Thanks for sharing.

Kind regards,
Benjamin

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 10:15 a.m. PST

Excellent job!

Doug

Mako1124 Jan 2013 11:46 a.m. PST

Thanks gents.

I'll have to check into the cost of getting a mold produced to put them into production. I suspect it may be cost prohibitive, unless I add a few more planes to that, to help amortize the fee, so will need to consider that as well.

I'll have to see if I can come up with a few other subjects that might be useful to others, that aren't in production now.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 1:06 p.m. PST

You could do a Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko/Irving if you want to keep on the subject of night fighters. And the J2M3 RAIDEN 21 is another. There are so many other aircfart not available from the other manufacturers frown. Robert Robert

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