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Henschel Hs 123 A-1 - GASPATCH MODELS 1/48
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 12:40 AM GMT+7

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Well...

I bought one. Not overly cheap, either. But I've wanted one for a while and being a small company I figured I'd better jump despite the cost.


Gaz



Hi Gaz,

Regarding your comment about the kit's price "Not overly cheap" : I understand it. This was also my initial thought but after building the kit without using any aftermarket product(currently available or oncoming) I have come up to the conclusion that the price is fairly right. At least as far as I am concerned since I like my models made as detailed as possible and have too often resorted to very expensive aftermarket products (or arduous scratch-building) whenever I have stumbled upon a basic kit.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 04:03 PM GMT+7
Amazingly well done build and presentation!

Again this site continues to seduce me away from the heavy armor side.

So fine a job, on so many levels.
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 03:50 PM GMT+7
Amazingly well done build and presentation!

Again this site continues to seduce me away from the heavy armor side.

So fine, on so many levels.
Scrodes
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 03:29 PM GMT+7
Just an incredible build[s] and finish[es]. Not an easy kit either.



I thought I was the only lunatic who tackled more than one of a kit at a time.
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 07:02 PM GMT+7

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@ Mal - Montex (then Alley Cat) released a beautiful resin kit in 1:32 a few years ago. I couldn't afford one at the time, but you may still be able to pick one up. But it's a subject that definitely warrants an injection kit in that scale.


Did they? Wow how did I miss that! Thanks for the heads up I'll search it out
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 09:45 AM GMT+7
Hi Evangelos

Fantastic stuff! You really should submit this as a Feature, because it deserves to be on the Frontpage where it will get the maximum views. I'm especially impressed by the realistic oil streaks you've added - a subtle effect that adds so much character and life.

@ Mal - Montex (then Alley Cat) released a beautiful resin kit in 1:32 a few years ago. I couldn't afford one at the time, but you may still be able to pick one up. But it's a subject that definitely warrants an injection kit in that scale.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 08:26 PM GMT+7
Fabulous. I now have the best reference for building this

I picked up the A-1 at Scale Modelworld. Although I moved up to 1/32 scale (I would love to see this aircraft in 1/32 scale )Building some of the new tooled Airfix kits has brought me back to doing 1/48 scale as well I looked at this kit last year and saw how nice it is but because I wasn't building in 1/48 I didn't buy it. This year however I couldn't resist and I fancied the splinter camo.

I didn't know that Gaspatch do a camo set for it but I will be producing my own anyway

Thanks very much for posting such a well photographed and very informative build sequence
vags74
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 08:48 AM GMT+7
Here are some pics of the finished model:



































Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:30 PM GMT+7
Evangelos,
this is really a pretty awesome build! Looks it could fly directly from the bench! Wow!

Oliver
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:44 AM GMT+7
What a great build Evangelos.
i enjoyed it so much.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:09 PM GMT+7
After only 11 days, it's arrived from Greece. It's pretty awesome!
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 12:58 PM GMT+7
Well...

I bought one. Not overly cheap, either. But I've wanted one for a while and being a small company I figured I'd better jump despite the cost.


Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 08:58 AM GMT+7
Wow! Great job! I never knew there was another HS 123 in the works and I wasn't gonna buy the Italeri kit. I gotta check out the Gaspatch site.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 10:45 PM GMT+7
Great build Evangelos and superb detail in the blog to show how you got there.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 12:11 AM GMT+7
Correct. I used oil blends for the lightened base colours.
Scrodes
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 12:04 PM GMT+7
Wow - fantastic build!

All that fading was accomplished with the lightened base colours?
vags74
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7


























































































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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 01:42 AM GMT+7
Great blog. It really seems to be a cool and detailed kits. The inclusion of the stand for the landing gear is awesome!!

Looking forward to see more.
vags74
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:30 PM GMT+7
Some new WIP pics here (the kit so far is a prefect value for money):













to be continued...
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vags74
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:37 PM GMT+7

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Hi Evangelos,

A superb Hs 123 you are building. Your cockpit does not look as though it could be smaller than 1/32! What amazing detail.



Yes, amazing indeed, especially if you consider the fact that none of it is scratchbuilt.
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 05:56 PM GMT+7
Hi Evangelos

Great start - and beautifully presented photos!

I bought the 'B-1 last week, so I'm looking forward to its arrival even more than ever after seeing your fantastic build!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:02 PM GMT+7
Hi Evangelos,

A superb Hs 123 you are building. Your cockpit does not look as though it could be smaller than 1/32! What amazing detail.