Here are some photos of my Tamiya 1/48 scale Heinkel He 219. I
finished this model with the assistance of the Eduard photo etched
cockpit interior detail, scratchbuliding the landing lights,
the fuselage radome for astro inertial navigatio and positions
I based this model on photos of Schiffer's He 219 book.
There is very little to say about construction - just a little putty
and extremely easy to build.
I focused all my attention on the camouflage job.
It is irrefutable that almost the all late period Luftwaffe night
fighters such as the He 219, Ju 88, Bf 110 and Me 262 B1 u1 were
painted using a reverse pattern camouflage of 76 Light Blue over
solid 75 Grey Violet, on squiggle, net, irregular blotches and cross
hatched style. I therefore painted my model this way.
I began with a solid coat of gray violet 75 then, at very slow
pressure and the paint dilution like milk, covered the 75 base
colour with tight squiggle pattern of RLM 76 Light Blue.
Testor's Model Masters paints were used throughout, finished with
Official Monogram Painting Guide for Luftwaffe Aircraft
Schiffer Night fighters
Schiffer He 219 uhu