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Heinkel He 219A-5/R4
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 12:40 AM UTC


Here's a look at Dragon's new 3-seater version of their 1/72 scale He 219 Uhu.

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Thanks!
calvin2000
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 01:53 AM UTC
I have notice and maybe it is just me but Swastika's are becoming more or less taboo now on kits either they are in several pieces or simply non existent. Is this just me or is the world becoming more ' up tight' on this lately. your review is great and I will get this a/c just a curiosity on mine.
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 09:34 AM UTC
Hi Kelly

It depends on the manufacturer - Dragon are actually unusual among the majors (along with Revell Germany - understandably) in not including swastikas in at least some form or other. When they've sometimes sought my advice on Luftwaffe colour schemes I have pointed this out, but they still err on the side of "political correctness" - however, to be fair, I don't know what constraints they're working under. What I find harder to understand is how the Finnish Hakaristi swastika has been tarred with the same brush when it had nothing to do with Nazism and yet is still censored on some kit releases - that really is ill-informed political correctness gone mad (in my opinion)...

All the best

Rowan