One way of dealing with Covid fatigue for me has been returning to a teenage obsession with model airplanes. May have ordered these (from Wheels and Wings in Toronto, excellent store) after watching the Battle of Britain recently.
I crowdsourced which one to build on Twitter through my @Marshalluigi account and the Heinkel got slightly more votes, so off I want. The Italieri 1/72 kit is fairly simple, not a lot of complex parts, which is kind of a blessing after the recent Lysander kit.
Oddly the kit included crew figures but the instructions said don’t use them. Instructions be damned, I said.
Another excuse to watch The Battle of Britain. “Tomato Eins en Alle, Tomato Eins en Alle, noch zehn Minuten bis Ziel!"
There is something sleek and rounded about the HE111 that is quite graceful. While it looks terribly vulnerable in the film, an HE111 carried a LOT of machine guns, six in this model variant.
I dreaded painting the nose canopy but it turned out well enough if viewed at a distance.
I suppose a distant project might be making a handful of BoB 1/72nd models for a game TFL’s Bag the Hun, though I might just hang it from the ceiling as teenage me used to do.
Thanks for looking. Blessings to your models,