Feature Article by Ashley Dunn
- Fine Molds ABS seatbelts
- Eduard Mask
- Eagle Cals Decal sheet Yellow 1
- Quickboost Exhausts
- Lead wire for brake lines
Main Paints used:
- Mr. Hobby Aqueous H416 RLM66 (interior & cockpit etc)
- Mr. Hobby Aqueous H70 RLM02
- Mr. Hobby Aqueous H417 RLM76
- Mr. Hobby Aqueous H413 RLM04
- Mr. Hobby Aqueous H422 RLM82
- Mr. Hobby Aqueous H423 RLM83
- Mr. Hobby Aqueous H30 Gloss Varnish
- Mr. Hobby Aqueous H20 Flat Varnish
- Revell Aqua (numerous) for detail painting.
Windsor & Newton Oil colours – homemade mixes from lamp black & burnt umber for washes, panel lines, streaking etc.
Yellow 1 was flown by Oblt Hans Dortenmann from September 1944 to the end of the war when he destroyed her before impending capture by the allies. The average life span of a German aircraft was around 4 hours which makes Yellow 1’s life of 7 months quite extraordinary.
There’s not a lot of parts to the Hasegawa kit but what’s there is good enough for a base level and will provide enough detail for most (I think – always subjective that topic!). Fit is typical Hasegawa, goes together like a dream with no issues although I always seem to give myself issues – more on that later!