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Can anyone perhaps please solve this little mystery for me? Yesterday, I blundered across a forgotten kit in my stash. It is a 1/144 scale Heinkel He-111. It is definitely NOT the Crown/Mincraft Kit. Great surface detail, engraved. Open bomb bay with detail and nice landing gear bay detail.Comes with bombs and torpedoes and includes markings for a desert scheme. It is engineered with long locating pins and sockets, indicating it might be intended to be a no-glue, snap together, although it looks accurate. It comes in a rather plain white box with the name "RLai Systems," with "Lai Models" underneath. It is kit #003. I cannot recall where I got it, but I have had it, I think, about 15 years. Has anyone ever seen this kit or others by

Lai models. A Google search turned up nothing. Thanks. Nick

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Not in Burns, PAK-20 w/4 updates to 2007.

Maybe he missed it or it is less than 15 years old.

Bottom line, no clue.

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There is a build thread on Kampfgruppe for this kit (http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=1632). One of the later posts states that the RLai He-111 is a rebox of of the CafeReo He-111 (https://www.scalemates.com/companies/company.php?id=2396)

 

Sorry if wantonly posting links to other forums and websites is a faux pas.

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There is a build thread on Kampfgruppe for this kit (http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=1632). One of the later posts states that the RLai He-111 is a rebox of of the CafeReo He-111 (https://www.scalemates.com/companies/company.php?id=2396)

 

Sorry if wantonly posting links to other forums and websites is a faux pas.

 

 

If it helps a fellow modeler and/or helps in furthering the Hobby, I don't see a problem with posting these kinds of links.

 

Thank you for the information. I've been following this to find this out as well.

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Mike, Great information. Thank you. I have heard of CafeReo kits but had never seen one. Having reviewed both your links, it appears that my version has better clear parts, but no cockpit interior of any kind. Regards, Nick

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