I built this kit as a quick, easy project before I plunged into something more complex.
Much interesting information about the V2 (which was the first manmade object to actually go into space) is available on line. One interesting story is how the Germans tried to use the missile tactically against the bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen. They fired off a bunch of these missiles hoping to hit the bridge, and one even got within 400 yards. The rest just blasted more of the local town and the German countryside. There was a crude guidance system in these missiles, and they were essentially unstoppable once launched. However they were by no means accurate, but still capable of inflicting serious damage where they did come down.
There are two sprues and a small decal sheet. The 11 page instruction book is beautiful with clear drawings in full color with four color profiles for finishing. The parts are very detailed and go together well. No filler was required anywhere.
The splinter camouflage pattern took the most time to complete. It continues to amaze me that the Germans wasted so much time on intricate camouflage patterns. We seemed to have done rather well with simple coats of olive drab.
I used the following paints:
Vallejo 71.019 Camo. Dark Green
Vallejo 71.032 Golden Brown
Vallejo 71.143 U.K. Light Stone
Vallejo 71.251 NATO Black
Model Master Enamel - Steel #1780
|The kit includes a travel cart for the launching pad.|
|The Bf109E in this photo is also 1/72nd scale. It shows just how large the V2 was.|