First look: He 162 by Revell in 1:32nd Scale.
Revell Germany recently
released their 1:32nd scale version of Ernst Heinkels
petite jet fighter, the He 162.
My first impressions upon
opening the box was overwelmingly positive. The
parts are beautifully molded in a light blue grey
plastic with finely engraved panel lines and not
a hint of flash or sink marks. It includes detail
parts for the BMW gas turbine engine, cockpit including
the ejector seat, port side cannon installation
and a fine representation of the tricycle
undercarriage. Overall dimension accuracy is very
good. Markings appear to be well printed providing
a choice of three aircraft from JG 1. As with any
kit made in Europe, Swastikas are not included so
you will need to raid the decal spares box or use
the up coming Aero Imageworks decal sheet :).
disappointment in the kit was the
clear parts, they appear to me to
be a little bit 'thick' compared to Hasegawa kits
and the main canopy parts didn't look crystal clear.
A quick dip into some floor wax however gave
the parts a beautiful crystal clear appearance.
it fit together? no problems here, all the parts
fit together nicely but as with any kit, 'dry fit'
and trim where necessary before applying the glue.
The only thing to be careful of during construction
is to ensure everything is kept in correct alignment,
such as the wing dihedral and main undercarriage
All up it's
a super kit that is an absolute 'must have' kit
for anybody interested in Luftwaffe aircraft from
WWII. One final point to remember, leave a large
space on the shelf next to it for Trumpeters newly
released Me 262 kit, what a combination!