1/72 Revell He-70 F-2

Gallery Article by Bob TheDoc on Apr 10 2020

 

      

The Heinkel He-70 F-2 Blitz was a German aircraft produced between the wars, used as a mail plane, passenger aircraft, light bomber and also in the reconnaissance role. Though it set numerous speed records when it was new, it was outclassed and out-performed by more modern types by the time World War II started. Nevertheless it served in WW II, albeit in secondary and auxiliary roles.

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This Revell kit is an ICM rebox - and is a typical ICM tooling. Fine details (too fine, to be truthful), a combination of excellent and poor fit of the parts, and parts that aren't crisply defined in shape. Personally, I'm not a fan of their 'delicate and restrained detail' because after the necessary filling and sanding not much remains of it. Decals aren't very good, which I found surprising considering that is was a Revell release. They were out of register, and I had to touch them up with paint. On the positive side, the subject is fairly unique and interesting, and if you put in the effort, it builds into a nice little model.

Other than scratch-built details in the cockpit (more from my imagination than any reference photos, I have to confess) and a pitot tube, the model is built OOB. Paints are Italeri and Revell acrylics, with an oil wash. It took a fair amount of work overall, but I like the final result. I built this one as part of a WW II Group Build for the Indian Scale Modellers group.

Best wishes from India...

Bob TheDoc

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Photos and text by Bob TheDoc