Arado 196 + Catapult - Italeri + HPH - 1/48
This my Arado 196 on the catapult.
The Italeri kit of the Arado is straightforward to build and flawless. Just add a bit of rigging on the floats and that's about it.
The HPH catapult is another story, however..... It is a resin kit, but the railing has to be entirely scratch built. HPH recommendation is to glue the different parts, but on my side I' decided to weld some 0.7mm brass rod, I' found that it had a smarter looking.
But the biggest challenge was to fit the plane on the jig : the jig is in fact clashing with the floats struts, and it's very difficult to have a correct alignment and positioning of the plane.
Anyway....eventually i' manage to make something with a decent looking.... well...I' hope so...
Thanks for looking.
Simply stunning! Beautiful work
Oh Yeah, that's awesome! Beautiful
What a fun combination
Is the rest of the ship coming along,superb so far.
Now you mention it - where is the rest of the ship? LOL
Wow! - Top work!
WOW, Very nice !!
Every praise you got here is well deserved.
Thanks guys, for your comments. For the rest of the ship.... I'need to built a bigger house first....sorry ;<)
This is awesome and looks fantastic posed on the catapult.
Do you know where I could purchase the catapult kit from online?
Hi Jim C. Yes, you can find this catapult at Hannants (www.hannants.co.uk). Make a search with "HPH Models" as manufacturer and 1/48 scale. Around £60 I'think. Hope this helps. Bye Didier
very cool...quite an eyecatcher