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Henschel of the Eastern Front


The 1/48 scale Henschel Hs-123A-1 is a relatively new kit by AMtech. The kit is comprised of three main parts: ESCI sprues, Blackbox resin cockpit and a new sprue of unspatted landing gear made by AMtech. The decals are new as well and are also made by AMtech. I've conducted both an inbox and full-build reviews of this kit. The reviews can be found at the following links:

Hs-123A-1 Inbox Review

Hs-123A-1 Full-build Review

About the Author

About Bryan Dewberry (Tin_Can)

My interest in modeling started while watching my dad work late night's on old Star Trek and WWII plane models. I modeled planes for about 3 or 4 years before joining the Navy in 1990 and then took a 12-year break from the hobby before starting back-up again last fall. Man has it changed since I'v...


:-) A very well written and informative article. Thanks Bryan I now have no excuses about getting one of these detail sets :-) A pity it dosen't include bombs and bomb racks though. Mal
JUL 26, 2003 - 09:23 AM
Thanks, Bryan. I picked up this kit at the last 50% off Hobby Lobby sale, but haven't started it yet. Your full-build review will be very helpful when I do. Great article. Mike
JUL 26, 2003 - 10:03 AM
Hi Bryan I got a pair of these beasties by mail order from the States (still haven't seen one over here), so your Feature is going to be ESSENTIAL reading!! :-) :-) I can't help feeling AMtech have missed an opportunity and left the job "half done"... after all the effort of adding an un-spatted u/c and commissioning a resin cockpit, it's such a shame they haven't chosen to replace a lot of the old Esci detail parts, which are pretty heavy by today's standards. I guess we should just be thankful to see an Hs123 available again :-) Nice one :-) :-) :-) Rowan
JUL 26, 2003 - 10:18 AM