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Henschel Hs 123 A-1 - GASPATCH MODELS 1/48
vags74
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: January 28, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:40 PM UTC

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Well...

I bought one. Not overly cheap, either. But I've wanted one for a while and being a small company I figured I'd better jump despite the cost.


Gaz



Hi Gaz,

Regarding your comment about the kit's price "Not overly cheap" : I understand it. This was also my initial thought but after building the kit without using any aftermarket product(currently available or oncoming) I have come up to the conclusion that the price is fairly right. At least as far as I am concerned since I like my models made as detailed as possible and have too often resorted to very expensive aftermarket products (or arduous scratch-building) whenever I have stumbled upon a basic kit.
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 7,140 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 09:03 AM UTC
Amazingly well done build and presentation!

Again this site continues to seduce me away from the heavy armor side.

So fine a job, on so many levels.
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 08:50 AM UTC
Amazingly well done build and presentation!

Again this site continues to seduce me away from the heavy armor side.

So fine, on so many levels.
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 741 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 08:29 AM UTC
Just an incredible build[s] and finish[es]. Not an easy kit either.



I thought I was the only lunatic who tackled more than one of a kit at a time.
Holdfast
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#056
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 30, 2002
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 12:02 PM UTC

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@ Mal - Montex (then Alley Cat) released a beautiful resin kit in 1:32 a few years ago. I couldn't afford one at the time, but you may still be able to pick one up. But it's a subject that definitely warrants an injection kit in that scale.


Did they? Wow how did I miss that! Thanks for the heads up I'll search it out
Merlin
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AEROSCALE
#017
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United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
KitMaker: 16,786 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 02:45 AM UTC
Hi Evangelos

Fantastic stuff! You really should submit this as a Feature, because it deserves to be on the Frontpage where it will get the maximum views. I'm especially impressed by the realistic oil streaks you've added - a subtle effect that adds so much character and life.

@ Mal - Montex (then Alley Cat) released a beautiful resin kit in 1:32 a few years ago. I couldn't afford one at the time, but you may still be able to pick one up. But it's a subject that definitely warrants an injection kit in that scale.

All the best

Rowan
Holdfast
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 01:26 PM UTC
Fabulous. I now have the best reference for building this

I picked up the A-1 at Scale Modelworld. Although I moved up to 1/32 scale (I would love to see this aircraft in 1/32 scale )Building some of the new tooled Airfix kits has brought me back to doing 1/48 scale as well I looked at this kit last year and saw how nice it is but because I wasn't building in 1/48 I didn't buy it. This year however I couldn't resist and I fancied the splinter camo.

I didn't know that Gaspatch do a camo set for it but I will be producing my own anyway

Thanks very much for posting such a well photographed and very informative build sequence
vags74
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: January 28, 2014
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 01:48 AM UTC
Here are some pics of the finished model:



































Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 518 posts
AeroScale: 502 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:30 AM UTC
Evangelos,
this is really a pretty awesome build! Looks it could fly directly from the bench! Wow!

Oliver
tomdelis
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Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Joined: November 05, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 07:44 PM UTC
What a great build Evangelos.
i enjoyed it so much.
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 01:09 PM UTC
After only 11 days, it's arrived from Greece. It's pretty awesome!
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 05:58 AM UTC
Well...

I bought one. Not overly cheap, either. But I've wanted one for a while and being a small company I figured I'd better jump despite the cost.


Gaz
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 01:58 AM UTC
Wow! Great job! I never knew there was another HS 123 in the works and I wasn't gonna buy the Italeri kit. I gotta check out the Gaspatch site.

Gaz
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 03:45 PM UTC
Great build Evangelos and superb detail in the blog to show how you got there.

cheers
Michael
vags74
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: January 28, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 05:11 PM UTC
Correct. I used oil blends for the lightened base colours.
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 05:04 AM UTC
Wow - fantastic build!

All that fading was accomplished with the lightened base colours?
vags74
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 11:58 PM UTC


























































































SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 06:42 PM UTC
Great blog. It really seems to be a cool and detailed kits. The inclusion of the stand for the landing gear is awesome!!

Looking forward to see more.
vags74
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: January 28, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 04:30 PM UTC
Some new WIP pics here (the kit so far is a prefect value for money):













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vags74
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: January 28, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 02:37 PM UTC

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Hi Evangelos,

A superb Hs 123 you are building. Your cockpit does not look as though it could be smaller than 1/32! What amazing detail.



Yes, amazing indeed, especially if you consider the fact that none of it is scratchbuilt.
Merlin
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#017
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:56 AM UTC
Hi Evangelos

Great start - and beautifully presented photos!

I bought the 'B-1 last week, so I'm looking forward to its arrival even more than ever after seeing your fantastic build!

All the best

Rowan
JPTRR
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#051
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 05:02 AM UTC
Hi Evangelos,

A superb Hs 123 you are building. Your cockpit does not look as though it could be smaller than 1/32! What amazing detail.