Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dornier Do17 5K+AR

 This is my next Corgi model: Dornier Do17 5K+AR. This another beautiful 1/72 scale diecast model. It shows the slim pencil-like fuselage very well; the Fliegender Bleistift ("flying pencil") was designated a light bomber also a Schnellbomber or high speed bomber. The Heinkel He111P on the other hand was a fast medium bomber and placing the 2 models together the differences become quite obvious.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Heinkel, He111P

This is my first 1/72 scale Corgi diecast model, a Heinkel He111P. The model is very beautiful. The detailing is excellent and it is very heavy, being diecast metal for the most part. I have collected Corgi WW2 fighters in the past but this is my first medium bomber. The size was a bit of a shock.

I have learned that these limited edition models (usually around 1,000 only produced) are very collectible and not only hold their value but can become quite valuable on the secondary market over time.  My advise, buy from Corgi on pre-release or as soon as the model you like has been released.

This model will grace a section of my office cabinets, soon to be joined by more...