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meremodeller

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Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« on: September 02, 2021, 02:50:21 PM »
This build of the He111 is a replacement for the original Airfix He111 that I built back in 1969 for a display at the local cinema. Of course the original Airfix kit required quite a few modifications whereas this build is OOB.
As with all the new Airfix kits it's important to carefully follow the instructions and ensure all mating surfaces are clean any mould seam lines or paint. Once this is done the fit is excellent and it goes together very neatly.
The only modification so far is to fill the gap with plastic card where the wing mouldings can be seen from the cockpit, just visible in the underside view.

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Re: Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 08:40:13 PM »
Hi Bill,
Looking neat.
By the plasticard, is that what I think is on the gondola edges, I might be wrong.
Thanks for the tips.
My Heinkel He111 H-8 might now be built, seeing how good yours looks.
Watching with interest.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 12:54:57 PM »
Looks like a good srart Bill. Cockpit detail looks good.
Chris

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Re: Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2021, 10:36:28 AM »
Just to clarify how I fitted pieces of plasticard to the sides of the cockpit to hid the gap caused by the moulding the wing roots.

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Re: Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2021, 10:17:35 AM »
Looking good Bill. I've built several of the old Airfix and Frog kits of the He 111 in the past and as expected this is a far better kit.

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Re: Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2021, 04:50:03 PM »
This build of the He111 is a replacement for the original Airfix He111 that I built back in 1969 for a display at the local cinema. Of course the original Airfix kit required quite a few modifications whereas this build is OOB.
As with all the new Airfix kits it's important to carefully follow the instructions and ensure all mating surfaces are clean any mould seam lines or paint. Once this is done the fit is excellent and it goes together very neatly.
The only modification so far is to fill the gap with plastic card where the wing mouldings can be seen from the cockpit, just visible in the underside view.

Hi Bill,
Thanks for the new picture.
Can see exactly what you mean, and how you have addressed the problem.
I've made a note!
Bigkev

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Re: Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 11:47:05 AM »
Wings are now attached but with hindsight it would have been better to attach the 2 lower wing outer sections and allowed them to be really fixed solid before bringing the top surfaces into position. There is a slight misalignment with my build and I need to level the mating surfaces of the curved fairing from the fuselage onto the wing. I achieved this using the relatively new scrapper tools are available from IPMS.

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Re: Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2021, 08:44:56 PM »
looking good so far Bill.

Bob c