Fi-103 - Reichenberg + Ohka

HpH models 1/32 Fi-103 - Reichenberg + Ohka

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The Fieseler Fi 103R code-named Reichenberg, was a late-World War II German manned version of the V-1 flying bomb (more correctly known as the Fieseler Fi 103) produced for attacks in which the pilot was likely to be killed (as actually intended, for use of the Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service's Ohka rocket-powered kamikaze suicide anti-ship missile) or at best to parachute down at the attack site, which were to be carried out by the "Leonidas Squadron", V. Gruppe of the Luftwaffe's Kampfgeschwader 200.


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The Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (櫻花 Ōka, "cherry blossom"; 桜花 in modern orthography) was a purpose-built, rocket-powered human-guided kamikaze attack aircraftemployed by Japan against Allied ships towards the end of World War II. United States sailors gave the aircraft the nickname Baka (ばか, "fool" or "idiot").


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It is dificult to say what I have in my hands : one model or two , one or two airplanes or rockets ? In any case , my hands are full of something unique , a multimedia , quality kit from a master , the famous HPH !
This company have us been accustomed to “strange” themes , and this time  he affirmed us solemnly .
Remembering some oldest releases of resin model kits , I can easily discern the qualitative difference. Besides, this particular company has always been ahead of the competition .

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Casting is very clear of bubbles , scratches or molding imperfections and all the surfaces are full of fine details like scribed panel lines , rivets and hatches .

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Inside the main parts (fuselage) are presend some structure details and, which is rare for a resin kit, slots to allow pins to snap the pieces together perfectly.

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Wings are coming as two massive pieces (left-right) and have also two thick pins for right alligning .

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As is to be expected, since it is a multimedia kit, there is plenty of photo etched parts , mainly for the cockpits and for the exterior of the planes as well  for the beds and off course some metal parts (cylinder and turned) for the Ohka engines anfd for the Fi103 pitot .

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A belts set from HGW  carries the pilot's seat belts in fine laser cut fabric . 
A small fret contains all the decals needed and finally a set of vinyl painting masks are here for helping the painting proccess .
The instructions comes as usual in a CD and are very illustrative .

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So , lets see analytically what's in the box :
* Two models of two different "airplanes"
* Fine casting details on all surfaces , free of any trouble
* Two transport beds (as display stands) documented and properly as well as the main models
* Two frets of photo etched parts (some painted)
* Metal parts (turned and not)
* Very detailed cockpit
* Crystal clear canopies
* Clever engineered molding for easy fitting
* All the necessary decals
* Painting masks
* Really unique theme (x2)
* The joy of working with a quality model kit


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The small size of the two flying weapons may disappoint a few of us , but the originality and the rarity of the subject together with the plethora of parts and details , the whole quality and the trouble-free construction make it absolutely attractive, even for its ridiculously high price .
Very recommented !
Thanks to HPH for the kindly offer !


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