(Heinkel He 113 Propaganda Jäger)
Special Hobby, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
|Special Hobby SH 72115
He 100 (He 113)
mid-grey plastic parts on two sprues, 1 injection moulded
clear canopy, 27 PE parts on one fret and one clear film for
instruments plus a 6 page A5 sized instruction booklet with
history, parts plan, 6 build diagrams and 1 page of
GBP£11.25 available online from Hannants
model retailers worldwide
|Rare and interesting
subject, good detail and decals.
|A small amount of
clean-up will be required.
Reviewed by Glen Porter
Special Hobby's 1/72 scale He
100D-0 will be available online from Squadron.com
only MPM would consider releasing a model of the Heinkel He 100D-0, God
On opening the box, I was taken aback by how small the Heinkel is, which
is strange because I've always assumed it was about the same size as a
109 and it is. The smaller of the two sprues has just the three main
wing parts. The rest of the parts are on the main sprue and Special
Hobby has made an effort to produce some detail in the cockpit in
plastic with-out have to put a lot of PE in there. In fact, the only PE
for the cockpit is the instrument panel, seat belts and rudder pedals.
The fin/rudder is separate from the fuselage and oddly, there may be
another He 100 coming out from Special Hobby because the is a spare
fin/rudder plus a prop and spinner of slightly different shape which are
shown “not for use”.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
The rest of
the PE is
but in the
it open and
if you do
two small PE
go on the
rear of the
Now for the decals. Although the He 100 wasn't selected
for general production, about fifteen were built. A small number were
sold to Japan and Russia and the rest were used in a propaganda campaign
for “The New Powerful Luftwaffe Fighter”. These aircraft, called He
113s, were photographed in the colours of various non-existent night
fighter units. The decals, by Aviprint, represent these bogus markings.
In the past, I've had trouble with RAF war-time reds from Aviprint but
that is not the case with Luftwaffe markings. All the necessary markings
are there including National, Unit and Tactical plus a host of stencils.
The register is spot-on with minimum carrier film as we've come to
expect from this company. All aircraft are in the RLM 70/71/65 colour
scheme which was used at the time.
I am told that when MPM first went into business, the Heinkel He 100 was
one of their first kits. Now, knowing what some of those early kits were
like, quality wise, this new moulding of the He 100 is a vast
improvement. I wonder if they intend to up-grade any of the others like
the FW 190S, FW 190 V18 or the Wirraway? Here's hoping.
Thanks to MPM/Special Hobby for the review sample.
Review Text Copyright © 2006 by Glen Porter
Images Copyright © 2006 by Brett Green
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Last updated 03 July, 2006
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