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Classic Airframes 1/48 He 51 Legion Condor Build Review

By John Valo

Date of Review October 2008 Manufacturer Classic Airframes
Subject He 51 Legion Condor Scale 1/48
Kit Number 4149 Primary Media Styrene, Resin
Pros Nice detailing, relatively simple build Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) Out of Production


The in-box review can be seen here.

The Project

Here are a few shots of one of Classic Airframes' latest releases, the Heinkel He-51 'Legion Condor'. Decals are included for six Spanish Civil War aircraft; I finished my model in Adolf Galland's markings, applied over PollyScale paints.

I was unsure if this aircraft carried a radio, so I left off the aerials pending further research. Overall, it's a good kit which goes together rather quickly. It probably took me longer to rig the model with monofilament than it did to complete the rest of assembly!


Recommended to the experienced biplane modeller.

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