1/48 ICM Henschel Hs 126B-1

Gallery Article by Eric Hargett on May 29 2021



My model represents Henschel Hs 126B-1/Trop 5F+CK with 2.(H)14 that was based in Libya/North Africa in 1941-42.

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I used the 1/48 ICM Hs 126B-1 kit with aftermarket decals from Print Scale (Henschel Hs-126, No. 48-099), a 1/48 photoetch interior set by Eduard (#FE 509), and the Montex mini mask (#SM 48318).

I used various shades and tints of RLM 79 (mixed with a few drops of red-brown for the darker recessed areas) and RLM80 over RLM78 for the paint scheme. The shades and tints of RLM 79 and RLM 80 were applied strategically in alternating random thin layers to give the appearance of weathered field-applied camouflage and touch-ups. Oil filters and pin washes using raw umber, lamp black, yellow ochre, and burnt umber combined with various gray and brown pastels were used to further weather the plane. Light mists of red-brown followed by flat black were used for the exhaust stains. A 60/40 mix of acrylic flat clear and thinner sealed everything.


Eric Hargett

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Photos and text by Eric Hargett