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1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12


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Hi all,
As I've suspended the build of the Phonix C.I, I thought I'd started an easier build.
The 'Wingnut Wings' model of the Hansa-Brandenburg W12, Serial No.1184 (C3MG) as flown by Fl.Mt. Urban and Lt. Ehrhardt of C-Staffel, Zeebrugge, during December 1917.
This aircraft was part of a three aircraft patrol that shot down the British Naval airship C27, killing all five of the crew,

Mike

 

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Hi all,
The engine is complete apart from adding control rods once the engine is fitted into the fuselage.
I've added a few changes to the kit supplied engine:
Nickel-Silver push rods of 0.4 mm diameter.
Rear coolant pipe from 0.5 mm diameter lead wire.
Fuel filter pipes from 0.3 mm diameter copper wire.
Throttle control return spring from 0.125 mm diameter copper wire.
Ignition lead support tubes from shaped Brass tube.
Ignition leads from 'EZ' black line (Fine).
Fuel priming levers from 0.2 and 0.4 mm diameter Brass tube and Nickel-Silver rod.
Crankcase vent ports from 'RB Productions' photo-etch grill. 

Mike

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Hi all,
The fuselage is ready to be closed up.
I've carried out a few enhancements to the cockpit:

Rudder control pulleys drilled and control cables added (0.08 mm diameter mono-filament and blackened 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube).
Elevator control levers drilled and control cables added (0.08 mm diameter mono-filament and blackened 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube).
Aileron control cables (photo-etch) replaced with 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament and 'Proper Plane' resin turnbuckles.
Observers seat and map shelf side stays added from blackened 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube.
Lead wire 0.4 mm diameter added for the fuel tank hand pressurizing pump.
Copper wire 0.125 mm diameter wrapped around the pilot control wheel to represent hand grip.
Nickel-silver 0.4 mm diameter tube used for the throttle quadrant to engine carburetor control rod.

Mike

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Hi all,
I've replaced the kit supplied Spandau and Parabellum machine guns with modified 'Gaspatch' weapons.
The fuselage and other parts were primed then airbrushed with 'Tamiya' Grey (XF53).
The wings, ailerons and elevator were primed white and pre-shaded with 'Tamiya' Smoke (X19) prior to decal application (Aviattic),

Mike

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Hi all,
The fuselage was mottled with two slightly different shades of grey to give a weathered look to the wood surface.
The kit decals were replaced with 'Aviattic' decals as being more representative of the Lozenge colours.
The darker lozenge was decal over a grey base coat, to represent the darker linen effect over wood surfaces and upper wing auxiliary fuel tank.
The lighter linen shade was over white base coat.
The direction of the lozenge on the ailerons and elevator are different to the rest of the aircraft lozenge, as on the actual aircraft.

Still more detail painting and subsequent weathering to be done before assembly,

Mike

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Hi all,
The basic fuselage and lower wings assembled.
The two 'Spandau' machine guns and associated kit parts were replaced with slightly modified 'Gaspatch' weapons.
Still a lot of detail and weathering to do before full construction can start,

Mike

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Hi all,
I got carried away on the build and forgot to post later updates.
Apart from fitting the propeller the basic aircraft is finished.
I still have the figures and display base to do so still a bit to go yet,

Mike

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