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Heinkel He 111 H-6
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 06:28 PM UTC
Darren Baker reviews Revell's 1/32 He 111 H-6

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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 09:37 PM UTC
Hi Darren

You're right to doubt the instrument panel - according to Schiffer's "German Aircraft Cockpits 1911-1970" the kit part in your photo looks correct for an He 111 D, P, H-1 and H-2, but not the H-6 or later. The original panel in the cockpit roof restricted the pilot's view too much and was replaced by a smaller one, lower and directly in front of him, with some of the instruments moved to a new side console.

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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:17 AM UTC
Nice review, Darren. It is nice to see kits like this that are affordable and an ordinary modeler can take on.
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 04:04 PM UTC
Wow. Where will I put mine? I want one. Some day...
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 06:56 PM UTC
There are problems as the review indicates but it is still a lot of model for the money. I have seen this in stores in the £35.00 price bracket which is a fantastic price for a kit of this size. I have also indicated in the review that there are a lot of AM sets out there which will improve the model and still keep the kit afffordable unless you go mad.
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 06:29 AM UTC
Nice review, Squire. And Russ and Darren are both right: the RoG kits are a lot of model for the money. There are ample AM upgrades for the rivet counters amongst us, but the kits build up very nicely OOB. This Arado 196 is a RoG kit (the catapult is not). The build is mostly OOB with a few minor additions.