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1/72 Hannover CL.111a finished!

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
1/72 Hannover CL.111a finished!
Posted by rocker286 on Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:50 PM

Hey everyone. It's been a busy month or so on my end. I started a new job and that's basically consumed most of my time. But I have been slowly chipping away at a new model - Airfix's 1/72 Hannover CL.111a. It's been a while since I've built a biplane. But if I can learn how to work on furnaces, boilers and air conditioning units, I think I can piece together another aeroplane!

I started working on it the last week of October, and I've since completed the fuselage and painted it. The paint job took FOREVER, as it's the large lozenge-style German camo. I didn't quite have the appropriate colors for the job, but I improvised and the results were better than I had expected. I drew the pattern freehand onto the fuselage and wing sections with pencil, and simply painted within the lines. I used RLM 23, RLM 04, Panzer Olivgrun, green zinc chromite, and US Dark green for the camo scheme. I also used Steel for the engine compartment and white for the tail. All paints were Testors model master paints, with the exception of the prop and the interior of the plane. this was done with Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna. 

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Now I know what you're thinking, and nope, I'm NOT painting on the wing lozenges. I already spent wayyyyy to long on the larger pattern, I'm afraid I'll develop eye strain if I try to paint the smaller pattern! I'll be ordering a decal sheet with the patter on it, and cutting it to fit the top and bottom sections of both wings. 

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:40 PM

Hi,

Your build looks great Smile

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:26 AM

Ditto

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:28 AM

Great paint job, don't blame you for useing decals on the wings.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:10 PM

Looking good. Keep the pics coming.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 4:41 PM

Well everyone, sorry it’s been a while. After an unfortunate incident involving a spilled drink on my laptop, I’ve been without a way to communicate with you all- but thankfully my wife’s iPod does the trick!  I’ve done plenty of work on my Hannover these past few weeks. I would have been done with it sooner, but the decals I bought for the lozenge patterns for the wings shattered into fragmenets that I couldn’t use. Undaunted, and perhaps a bit insane, I opted to paint the lozenge patterns myself. It’s taken me WEEKS of using tiny amounts of paint all over the wings and stabilizers, but as of this afternoon the patterns are DONE and I’ll be able to tackle decals and rigging next! It’s shaping up to be a good looking aeroplane. I’ve glued the lower wing, landing gear, and struts on the wings. I’ve also assembled the rear stabilizers. 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 27, 2019 8:39 AM
How did I miss this. Wow that's tiny. Great job on the paint

 

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, January 27, 2019 2:49 PM

Hi,

Your build looks great.

Pat

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 27, 2019 3:06 PM

How about a LOT insane!   You have done what I thought was nearly impossible! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:32 PM

Thanks Johnny, Mopar and PFJN! 

Spent the day working on the Hannover some more. The top wing is set AND all of the decals are on! After I let them dry overnight, I’ll begin the weathering process. 

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fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, January 28, 2019 4:26 PM

Outstanding job! Toast Toast Toast

Nice clear pics too.

Jim  Captain

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:35 PM

Thanks Fox! 

 

Well, the Hannover is done, and somehow I found room in my display cases for it! I added fishing line for rigging, and also two pieces of guitar string for rigging (I had forgotten to add rigging in a few places and just realized it this evening). I also added a piece of thermostat wiring that ended up in my sock one day after work that acts as a coolant line for the radiator. I figured why not ? 

This is definitely one of my proudest accomplishments, model building-wise. It challenged me, and I accepted! Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement!!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:51 AM

Very nice!  No matter how big the biplane there are always so many places you have to put your fingers toward the end that they just don't fit!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:51 AM

Thanks jeaton, and I agree !

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  • From: Mexico City, Mexico
Posted by Modelbuilder Josef on Friday, September 23, 2022 1:47 PM

OMG amazing job man!!!! Wow your build encourages me to buil mine, as im afraid of that terrific lozenge pattern!

I have 1 question, how did you manage to paint the wing struts? Im of the idea they look way better with the lozenge pattern too and not just plain  humbrol 86 green as the instructions suggest. (In older releases). 

Greetings Josef :p 

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Posted by ChrisJH666 on Friday, September 23, 2022 4:45 PM

That's a very nice job you've done there.

 

In the queue: 1/48 Beech Staggerwing (RAAF), P38 (RAAF), Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), Martin Baltimore (Malta?), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

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Posted by justmestevieb on Sunday, November 13, 2022 11:27 AM

Nice looking plane... just posted my first comment... I was wondering if you or your friends mite be interested in dozens of 1/72 kits made around 1980-1990... must be rare, now... these were NOT cheap kits... call me, i am near Dallas... Steve 972-463-6955

 

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