Revell 1/48th scale

Heinkel He-111

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     A kit with a remarkable story. It came from an EBay seller who listed a long list of aftermarket accessories. I tallied up the list and figured out the collection was worth over 70 GBP. I bid about half that - 30 GBP and won it. Upon receiving it I was surprised and delighted to find the box actually contained TWO (almost) entire kits. The sellers were selling it on behalf of somebody else who had made some basic attempt to construct a small sample of the aftermarket items before giving up. THIS Project concerns the FULLY COMPLETE kit as the 'spare' is dealt with separately. Many of the aftermarket items listed here came with the EBay kit although I list several others:

 

  • MDC photoetch German WW2 Seatbelts

  • Eduard Colour Photoetch 49-002 WW2 German Seatbelts

  • Eduard Colour Photoetch Ammo Belts

  • Verlinden Superdetail set includes resin seats with moulded-on seatbelts, gun sights, exposed engine, radiators, exhaust stubs, cockpit side walls, control column

  • True Details Cockpit set includes seats with belts moulded on, side walls, overhead panel, control panel, floor, seat  and should be combined with Kit items. There is an excellent detail paint guide in this kit.

  • Cutting Edge Luftwaffe WWII seatbelts

  • Eduard Exterior set included bomb rack and torpedo details, radiators and oil coolers, trim control actuator for wing & tail

  • Koster Aero Enterprises Conversion set includes several excellent white metal guns

  • Eduard 48-140 He-111 Bomb Bay photoetch set

  • Czech Master Kits German Machine Guns

  • Eduard Gun sights

  • Aires Machine Guns

  • Verlinden Gun sights

  • Squadron SQS9621 and SQS9622 He-111

  • Falcon FNCV3848 Luftwaffe WWII Part 4

  • Arba AA48062 Heinkel white metal wide blade propellers He-111 (H6) (no spinners)

  • Quickboost QB48150 H-4/H-6 exhaust

Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111

  • True Details radial tread resin weighted wheels

  • Eduard 48-138 He-111 H3 detail set has cockpit detailing with rudder pedals. Its Control Panel is photoetched with instrument backing so is better than the True Details Resin Part although the resin part has the correct back. The photoetch parts duplicate most areas covered in resin by True Details but there is also gun, turret and gunner seat details. The two sets should be combined and anything not required kept for the spare.

  • KMC 48-5009 Control Surfaces

  • True Details TD41301 He-111 paint masks

  • Kagero decals for He-111P & H (come free with Kagero book)

  • Superscale Decal set for KG55

  • Aeromaster Decals 48-592 Luftwaffe Bombers

  • Quickboost QB48270 Gun Barrels

  • White Metal Undercarriage from Scale Aircraft Conversions (48075)

  • SBS 1:48 Heinkel He 111 VS-11 propeller set

Kit Photos

Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111 Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111 Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111 Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111
A box full of bits greets the eyes. It is hard to believe that Revell constructed the box to be 100% too big - big enough to swallow two complete kits. Two instruction sheets. Some of the sprues are still sealed. in their original bags. Another sealed bag of sprues.
Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111 Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111 Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111 Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111
Another sealed bag of sprues. Not all the sprues were in their bags. This one was not. The reverse of this sprue showing the inside of the wings. Another 'free' sprue showing wing undersides.
Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111 Revell 1/48th scale Heinkel He-111

Note that this kit is complete whereas the 'spare' is not.

 
Underside of the same sprue. Kit decals.    

Aftermarket Extras

Arba Heinkel He-111H6 correction set Eduard Internal Detail Photoetch set 48 138 Eduard Internal Detail Photoetch set 48 138 Eduard Internal Detail Photoetch set 48 138
Arba Heinkel He-111H6 correction set includes white metal paddle-blade props & new gondola. The Eduard Internal Detail Photoetch set 48 138 for Heinkel He-111 H3. The previous owner appears to have spray painted the frets. The Instruction Sheet for the Eduard set. Reverse of same said Instruction sheet.
Eduard He-111 Bomb Bay photoetch set 48 140 Eduard set 48-139 He-111 H3 exterior Eduard He-111 Express Masks XF100 Falcon ClearVax He-111
The Eduard He-111 Bomb Bay set in photoetch set nbr 48 140 - part assembled and painted by previous owner. The Eduard set 48-139 He-111 H3 exterior. Note the 'old' style of the packaging for all these Eduard Items that came with the item from EBay. Compare the old-style packaging to Eduard's new look. These are the He-111 Express Masks XF100. (Two sets.) These did not come from EBay - they are a more recent addition. This is a copy of the Falcon ClearVax instructions with the He-111 Items carefully removed and stored with the main kit.
Falcon ClearVax He-111 KMC set 48-5009 Heinkel He-111 Control Surfaces Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set
The reverse of the copied instructions for the Falcon ClearVax shows the set includes the He-111 nose, dorsal turret and three types of underside gondola. KMC set 48-5009 Heinkel He-111 Control Surfaces in resin. The Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set includes vacformed engine nacelles for the He-111P (shown here assembled by previous owner). Despite various missing items the set is a good source of white metal guns and vacformed clear parts. The reverse of the KAE set's Instructions giving an impression as to the vast array of "P" and "H" designs that can be configured. The previous owner had attempted to insert the Verlinden Engines inside the vacformed 'P' Engine Nacelles.
Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set Model Design Construction German WWII Seatbelts E001 Model Design Construction German WWII Seatbelts E001 Squadron He-111H Vacformed canopies
Those KAE 'P' style engine nacelles. They will be used on the 'spare' He-111. The Model Design Construction German WWII Seatbelts E001. The MDC Seatbelts (rear). The Squadron He-111H Vacformed canopies for the Heinkel nose. There are two sets here, one for this and the other for the 'spare'.
Squadron He-111H Vacformed canopies True Detail Fast Frames True Details He 111 Resin Cockpit detail set 48458 True Details He 111 Resin Cockpit detail set 48458
The Squadron vacformed canopies for dorsal turret and underside gondola. Two of each. True Detail Fast Frames (set of two) for Monogram He-111 set 41301. Unusual. The True Details He 111 Resin Cockpit detail set 48458 showing instructions and major components. This is sharply moulded and very crisp. Excellent. The reverse of all parts and the instructions for the True Details set.
True Details resin weighted wheels set 48060 Verlinden Superdetail set Verlinden Superdetail set Verlinden Superdetail set
True Details resin weighted wheels set 48060 includes two mains wheels and the tail wheel. (Radial tread.) The previous owner had purchased not one but two Verlinden Superdetail sets. I am not a big fan of Verlinden sets as they often have very poor scale. However, this is usable. The set includes some cockpit detail but mainly concerns an exposed engine. The engines are handed but with a bit of work it may be possible to set up both port and starboard exposed engine for the 'H' if not the 'P'. Opened instructions for the Verlinden set.
Verlinden Superdetail set Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set
Reverse of the Verlinden Instructions. The KAE set has this crew hatch missing. The KAE set had these crew hatch parts missing. The KAE set had this Gondola part missing.
Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set Koster Aero Enterprises Detail set Verlinden Superdetail set Verlinden Superdetail set
The KAE set had these ordnance parts missing. The KAE set had this shell ejection fairing missing. These two resin parts are missing from one Verlinden set. These two resin parts are missing from one Verlinden set.
     
Scale Aircraft Conversions white metal undercarriage purchased in March 2010. A dissappointing copy of the kit undercarriage with no obvious improvement other than strength.      

Decals

Aeromaster set 48-592 'Best Sellers - Luftwaffe Mediums' Aeromaster set 48-592 'Best Sellers - Luftwaffe Mediums' Aeromaster set 48-592 'Best Sellers - Luftwaffe Mediums' SuperScale Decal set nbr 48-838
The Aeromaster set 48-592 'Best Sellers - Luftwaffe Mediums'. Three He-111 machines are available including a nice desert scheme. The Aeromaster Decal sheet SuperScale Decal set nbr 48-838 Heinkel He-111H KG-51 and KG-100.

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