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Readers’ Gallery: Eric Larson’s 1/48 Hasegawa Henschel Hs 129

Agape forum member Eric Larson (eclarson) posted these photos of a model he built a while back, but had not photographed. Thanks for sharing Eric- great work!

Earlier this evening, I was browsing through another forum and saw a post of someone in the process of building this kit.  It suddenly dawned on me that I could not remember ever taking photos of mine!  So, I rectified that tonight.

I built this about 10 years ago.  It’s actually the first model I started after moving here to Ohio from Tennessee back in 1999.  I started it while living in an apartment – our home for the first year – and completed it after moving into our house.

To the base kit I added a Verlinden cockpit set, which required quite a bit of grinding and fitting.  The decals are from the kit.  Those spinner spirals were fun to apply!  I also added a few little details such as brake lines, seat belts, and antenna wire.

I think the paints are Aeromaster enamels.

Please excuse the dust.  I quickly brushed off the model before taking the photos but the camera flash reveals that a more thorough cleaning is needed.   The curse of open display shelves!

By the way, this is a really nice kit, right out of the box.  If you’d like to add an unusual little twin to your collection, I highly recommend it.  I don’t know if it’s currently in production but Hasegawa has released numerous versions over the years and it should not be hard to track one down.