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1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« on: January 23, 2023, 08:13:49 AM »
Hi all,
As the build of the Fokker E.IV 'Eindecker' is coming to a close, I've started the next build.
This build will be of Halberstadt Cl.II ‘Anni’ of Schlachtstaffel ‘Schlasta’ 27b (Battle Squadron), based at Villers-au-Tertre Aerodrome from late 1917.
Flown by Uffz. Fridoin Redenbach and the CO of the unit, Oblt. Sigmund Kreitmair.

Schutzstaffel ‘Schusta’ 27b (Protection Squadron) was formed in February 1917 and operated primarily as escorts to bombing or reconnaissance aircraft.
On April the 16th 1918, the unit was renamed Schlachtstaffel ‘Schlasta’ 27b (Battle Squadron) and was then engaged in ground attack missions.

Three colour profiles were created in 2012 by R.N.Pearson and were based on data from Duiven/Dan-San-Abbot and the ‘Schlachtflieger’ publication.
The first profile depicts the aircraft, which I believe was written off as non-repairable after crashing.





For the second and third colour profiles, there appears to be some conjecture as to the lozenge covering used and the colour of the 'devil cat' marking.
However 'Wingnut Wings' have a photograph of the crashed 'ANNI', which I assume is the subject of the second colour profile.



If so, then the third profile is the last iteration of this aircraft.
The third colour profile indicates this aircraft was an 'early' Halberstadt Cl.II, with the pilots machine gun mounted on the port (left) side of the cockpit coaming.
I chose the third and final colour profile for this model build, although I'll need to create decals or paint masks for the fuselage markings,

Mike



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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 09:47:26 AM »
You are amazing and I do look forward to your build!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2023, 09:13:46 AM »
Mike, I'm very excited for this. What a neat colour scheme! Standing by to follow along with your excellent updates!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2023, 12:09:57 AM »
Nice choice of livery.  I don’t think I’ve seen it modeled before.  Following keenly. 

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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2023, 01:42:29 AM »
Looking forward to this!

Steve

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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2023, 07:37:21 AM »
My God man!

You're a machine!

Cheers,

Hugh

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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2023, 10:59:21 PM »
Hi all,
The subject of this model has been changed, as there is no photographic or other evidence for this aircraft, apart from textual notes taken at the time and passed down through generations.

Mike.


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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2023, 09:22:45 AM »
Hi all,
The fuselage is close to being closed up now.
The engine is complete apart from some weathering and controls that will be fitted.
The fuselage still needs the pilots machine gun to be fitted.

Mike









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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2023, 08:55:46 PM »
Lovely job on the Engine and Internals Mike!

Cheers,

Hugh

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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2023, 02:50:07 AM »
Another Stunner on the way!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2023, 02:51:38 AM »
Nice progress!!

Steve

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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2023, 06:33:14 AM »
That’s a healthy start to this build.  You do make quick work of these beautiful builds!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Halberstadt Cl.II
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2023, 06:37:28 AM »
Lovely work Mike!