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Offline herbarnold99

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1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« on: November 25, 2021, 12:27:46 PM »
Here's a kitbash using the Wings 72 HB W.12 vac (wings, tail) and a modified Pegasus HB W.29 injected kit (fuselage, floats). Not much rigging, but lots of struts!

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 01:13:00 PM »
That is a Stunning build using components from more than 1 challenging kit!! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 05:17:55 PM »
Terrific!  Was that the manufacturer that gave options for a W 12 kit with a long fuselage and a different kit with a short fuselage?
Rick

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 07:02:33 PM »
Excellent!

Impressive work, this one.

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 07:07:37 PM »
Beautiful work, Herb, and a stunning result if I may say so! The Naval Lozenge is really striking, too.

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 07:10:59 PM »
Very interesting! W.12 in 72nd scale! And in my favourite 1414 livery! Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 07:51:24 PM »
Hard to believe that is not only 1/72, but also a kit-bash of parts from 2 different kits!

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2021, 12:47:23 AM »
Terrific!  Was that the manufacturer that gave options for a W 12 kit with a long fuselage and a different kit with a short fuselage?
Rick

Hi Rick,

Yeah, I think they offered kits with both lengths, of course I wound up modifying the Pegasus W.29 fuselage into the short version anyway.

Besides fuselage length, there were many other little variations with the W.12. The Windsock datafile was really helpful in that regard...

Cheers
Herb

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2021, 02:12:15 AM »
That is a very nice model, at the first sight it could also be a bigger scale! Well done!

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2021, 04:35:32 AM »
iI agree with Frank - that looks to be a much bigger scale model. Wonderful conversion and a superb finish.

What was the source of the naval hexagons?

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2021, 08:52:57 AM »
What a little beauty! She definitely looks a larger scale than 1/72.

The Naval Lozenge is really striking, too.
Honestly, the top-down shot had me a bit mesmerised. That's what I'd call Dazzle Camouflage!!
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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2021, 04:31:52 AM »

What was the source of the naval hexagons?


Stephen, the Wings 72 vacform kit actually came with the very nice lozenge decals. They inspired me to keep going on the project, as I knew they would effectively draw the eye away from any construction faults...!

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Herb

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2021, 07:10:15 AM »
Oh wow, splendid!

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2021, 11:39:06 AM »
Herb,

Biplanes on floats are my favorite.  Yours is magnificent!  I will have to scrounge around and see if I have both of these kits and put them in a box labeled HB W.12 as a future project.

Stuart

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Re: 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2021, 01:51:49 PM »
Well done Herb!  The biplanes on floats are intriguing and yours,
is superb!

Cheers,
Ernie :)
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