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ansbachdragoner25 Jan 2018 6:24 p.m. PST

Hi all,

I'm working on a Fleet Air Arm project for a BTH2 campaign, and have managed to locate most of the aircraft required. The He115 is proving elusive, and as it was a frequent opponent of Skuas, Fulmars, and Sea Hurricanes I'd really like to paint a pair up. Does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes these float planes?

daveshoe25 Jan 2018 6:51 p.m. PST

There is one on Shapeways, but I don't think I've seen it anywhere else.

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Sundance25 Jan 2018 9:01 p.m. PST

I believe Heroics and Ros does one. I have one and I think that's where I got it.

slugbalancer26 Jan 2018 2:41 a.m. PST

H&R don't do a He 115. Shapeways do one but it's much too expensive.

KSmyth26 Jan 2018 8:12 p.m. PST

At $12 USD for a singular miniature, I don't think it's terrifically over priced. A Lancaster bomber by Scotia is $11. USD By comparison a twin engine hard to find plane for a buck more doesn't seem unreasonable. Prairie Hawk Gamers does good work and gives good service.

slugbalancer27 Jan 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

I can see a He115 on Shapeways for nearly £11.00 GBP, a Scotia Lancaster is £2.50 GBP. So it may come down to where you live as to whether you find it good value or not. In the UK it isn't.

KSmyth27 Jan 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

Ah, it's a currency translation issue. I-94 Enterprises in Chicago sells Scotia Lancaster to me in Seattle for $10.00 USD. (yes I was wrong by a buck) Shapeways in wherever USA sells to me here in Seattle HE 115 for $12 USD plus shipping.

I actually ordered a couple of planes yesterday from Prairie Hawk Gamer. I like his work. Shapeways does all the shipping so their shipping costs and timing are always something to work around. Certainly if you are in the States, this isn't ridiculously expensive. As with all things, it depends on what you are willing to pay.

BuckeyeBob27 Jan 2018 12:00 p.m. PST

TMP link

build your own?

SteelViscount19 Feb 2018 11:42 a.m. PST

TD does them in 1/600 but I don't think that'll help.

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