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He 162 Forward Swept Wing Conversion

Everest Model, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

Everest Model Item No. C7201 - He 162 Forward Swept Wing Conversion for Special Hobby #72341

Available via email from Everest Model - Helmut_wang@hotmail.com

Scale: 1/72 scale
Contents and Media: Ten parts in pale cream coloured resin; decals for four marking options; full colour instructions.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting quality; fine surface textures; simple cleanup; engine nacelle includes locating holes and pegs; high quality decals.
Disadvantages: Surgery required to the Special Hobby donor kit so some experience with resin conversions will be helpful.
Conclusion: An interesting, high quality conversion option for 1/72 scale Luftwaffe '46 fans.



F i r s t L o o k



Everest Model is a brand new company from China that has just launched its initial range of resin conversions and decal sets.



Their debut offering is a 1/72 scale Forward Swept Wing conversion for the Special Hobby Heinkel He 162 (kit no. 72341). This was a paper project that was never actually built, but it will appeal to Luftwaffe '46 fans.

In fact, the title of the conversion sells itself a bit short. In addition to the forward swept wing we are also presented with a replacement HeS011A engine nacelle and a new V-tail.



The set comprises ten parts in pale cream coloured resin, decals for four marking options and full colour instructions on a folded A4 page.



The parts are packed in a sturdy cardboard box.



Quality of the resin looks very good indeed. We are presented with two halves of the new engine nacelle for the Henschel jet engine, an engine fan, jet exhaust cone, two upper fuselage inserts, two separate forward swept wings, two V-tail sections and a tail cone.



The instructions indicate quite clearly where the kit fuselage halves have to be cut. This is a substantial chunk of fuselage but the cut is along natural panel lines. Raised surface features at the trailing wing root will need to be sanded flat too.



The decals appear to be very good quality. Colour saturation and registration are perfect on my sample. There is no indication of who has printed these but they have done a nice job.



Four marking options are suggested - four Luftwaffe and one RAF war prize. Of course, being a paper project you are free to paint your model in whatever scheme you fancy.



C o n c l u s i o n


Everest Model's 1/72 scale He 162 Forward Swept Wing Conversion is an interesting, high quality option for Luftwaffe '46 fans.

Thanks to Everest Models for the sample.

Text Copyright 2020 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 2 November, 2020
Last updated 3 November, 2020

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