Heinkel He 162 Detail
Airwaves, 1/32 scale
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Catalogue Number and Description
Heinkel He 162 Detail Set
(for purchasers in the EU)
GBP£10.64 (for purchasers outside of EU)
available online from Hannants website
Contents and Media:
||7 parts in
cream coloured resin; pre-coloured photo-etched harness.
casting; excellent detail (definite improvement over kit parts);
drop-fit replacement; super-detailed printing on pre-painted harness
straps; very subtle flattening of main and nose
||Some light flash to
Revell's new 1/32 scale Heinkel He 162 is a terrific kit, but the
distinctive ejection seat looks a little simple as supplied.
latest accessory release addresses this issue with a complete
replacement seat, rear bulkhead, photo-etched harness and three new
The resin parts are presented in light cream coloured resin.
Detail is very good, and parts breakdown could not be simpler - the
seat and the bulkhead are supplied as one piece each. The resin seat
has been based on photos of an unrestored He 162 ejection seat at
Willow Grove in the USA. The 1/32 scale version matches the photos
very well, including plenty of detail cast onto the side and the
rear of the seat.
There is a little light flash to clean up here and there, but a
sharp scalpel will make short work of this feather-like residue.
Some care will be needed when removing the casting strips under the
seat, especially to avoid damaging the delicate ejection seat
stirrups and side handles (I broke one of the handles off during
clean up, but it was easily repaired with super glue).
The resin bulkhead, with its rails, braces and lightening holes,
is also a noticeable improvement over the kit part.
Once the casting strips are removed, the seat actually slides on
the rails, so you can paint the parts separately and install the
seat just before fitting the canopy if you wish.
The colour photo-etched harness is supplied by Eduard, and it is
excellent. The printed stitching detail is particularly effective in
this large scale. Airwaves provides two resin buckles as
alternatives to the photo-etched parts.
The wheels are subtly bulged and flattened, and will be a direct
replacement for the kit parts.