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Offline Rob Hart

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1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« on: March 05, 2019, 09:47:12 AM »
The USN obtained 26 Hanriot HD2 seaplane fighters in 1918. After the armistice, 10 of the remaining aircraft were shipped to the USA and converted to landplanes. They were used to fly off ramps atop the number 2 main gun turrets of the battleships USS Texas and USS Mississippi.  The Hanriots played a significant role in the development of the USN's aircraft carriers. My model represents an aircraft stationed at North Island (San Diego) that flew off the USS Mississippi.

Eduard Profipack kit with the following additions/modifications:

Vector Clerget engine
Gaspatch guns
Scratchbuilt pulsometer
Eduard instruments (that correctly stand proud of the IP instead of recessed as comes in the kit)
Scratchbuilt ammo feed chutes and housing
Eduard pre-painted seatbelts

Not a really exciting color and markings scheme, but kind of pretty on the already good looking Hanriot.

NOTE: Special thanks to fellow forum  member Busby who sent me a set of upper wing roundels after I managed to ruin two sets. The decals arrived in San Diego from Poland in record time.










Offline gbrivio

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 08:35:44 PM »
Very nice, your upgrading make this fairly basic kit a fine model of the HD2.
Ciao
Giuseppe

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 10:29:41 PM »
Lovely clean build Rob,I really like this.Congratulations on a great job.
Cheers,
Dave.

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 11:31:05 PM »
Rob,
and that's how your HD2 looks, great - like all the Hanriots

 8)
buzby

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 02:33:09 AM »
Outstanding Rob, looks great.

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 04:12:39 AM »
 Rob,
Outstanding my old friend. You know so how a Hanriot just looks right in U.S.N. markings. Well Done and Congratulations.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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Offline dr 1 ace

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 11:13:03 AM »
Nicely Done !

Ed
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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 01:53:27 PM »
Beautifully done Rob. A very plain scheme on a very pretty subject, clean, crisp, and nice details. It's a winner in my books! 8) 8) 8)
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 09:00:54 PM »
Quite right as others say - all Hanriots look very attractive. And this one is no exception. Nice model!
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Offline Rob Hart

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 01:38:59 AM »
Thanks for the kind words.

Offline ermeio

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 08:39:34 AM »
A very nce model of the Hanriot
nice to see it here

Offline RAGIII

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2019, 10:28:50 PM »
For some reason I missed commenting on this one. Very well done!
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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2019, 09:35:57 PM »
Very nicely done Hanriot, with significant upgrades.  The 'boring' color scheme emphasizes the build quality and detailing.
Well done.
Ken M.

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Re: 1/48 USN (postwar) Hanriot HD2
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2019, 07:24:07 AM »
Great build of a historically significant (HD1 and 2) type! We REALLY need one in 1/32 scale!