Revell 1/72 Blohm & Voss “Wiking” Build – Part 1 – Stages 1 to 48

The Revell 1/72 scale Blohm & Voss “Wiking” has reached the point at which it will soon be ready for the paint shop. It has yet to be filled, sanded-down and primed. I anticipate that by the weekend the under-surface RLM 65 and top-side base colour of RLM 73 will be applied. Below is a selection of photographs from the various build stages. This aircraft is big but holds no vices, so far it has been a pleasure to build.

The BV 222 with the interior complete, prior to the fuselage halves being joined together.
The BV 222 with the interior complete, prior to the fuselage halves being joined together.
The BV 222 cockpit and rear crew compartment.
The BV 222 cockpit and rear crew compartment. The upper and lower cargo decks can be clearly seen from this shot.

The control panel has been dry-brushed to highlight the instruments, dials and switches. 3 4 The rear crew compartment features the Navigators/plotters station, the Radio Operators station and the Flight Engineers station. All dials and switches have been dry brushed over a base colour of RLM 02 Grau. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 The fuselage halves were joined without any difficulties, taped and left to dry. 13 The rear crew compartment can be accessed provided that the dorsal gun position is not glued into place later in the build. 14 The wings and horizontal tail surfaces are aligned and glued into position in addition to the floats. The giant flying boat finally takes shape. 15 The 1/72 BV 222 is posed with a 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 fighter to give a sense of the “Wiking’s” enormous scale. 16 A full build review will follow this article.   Richard Reynolds.    

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