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Hannover CL.IIIa (1:72)
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 04:29 PM UTC
Welcome to another “oldie but goody” review. Airfix currently lists this Hannover CL.IIIa in their 2012 catalog so you might ask why I consider it an oldie? The photograph of the tooling date of 1967 inside the fuselage answers that! So for those of you who are interested in the Airfix 1/72 Hannover CL.IIIa and wonder if it is worth the time and effort, I hope this review will answer your questions.


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Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 09:31 PM UTC
Hi Fred
This takes me back to my first bi plane build with my dad.
Nice one.
All the best.
tim
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 08:50 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Fred..

Perchance can you provide the link to the SuperScale decals for the model??? I cannot seem to locate it anywhere

Also what decals would i use for the fuselage, or would i be forced to hand paint the Lozenge pattern???

Thank you kindly for your assistance..

Dean ~~
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:01 AM UTC
Nice one Fred ! Still got this kit in original form from many moons ago . The mouldings are the same Airfix didn't retool this kit so the only diff is new decals . Still though and nice kit to have in 72 scale .


Dean , superscale is no longer around , you might be able to find some lozenge deals on e-bay or you can try Freight Dogs . Pegasus has re-released their 72 scale range of lozenge . And yes you will have to hand paint the lozenge on the fuselage , no decals are available for this .
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 12:51 PM UTC

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". . .And yes you will have to hand paint the lozenge on the fuselage, no decals are available for this.



You might consider using some 1:32 scale lozenge on the 1:72 fuselage then use an overspray to mute the edges?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:10 AM UTC
Now that is a neat idea Stephen !
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 - 03:51 PM UTC

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You might consider using some 1:32 scale lozenge on the 1:72 fuselage then use an overspray to mute the edges?



Stephen,
Thank you for that brilliant Idea!! That would make it easier for me.. Not that i do not mind Painting, but since i am just getting back into this Model building, might as well make it easy on myself, for the time being ...
What would you recommend as an overspray to mute the edges??

Thank you for your knowledge & insight!!

DEAN ~~~
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 - 04:08 PM UTC
I would recommend if you used opaque lozenge decals that a black or very dark blue scumble would be good. Here is my old Eduard 1:48 build. I painted my fuselage lozenges then laid down a dull coat and let dry thoroughly and theen did a black wash over all.
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 - 04:14 PM UTC

On the Hannover CL.IIIa I offer one caution. The emmpannage (tail unit) was covered in 5 colour fabric even the vertical plywood tail of the fuselage just in the area of the dual horizontal stabilizers and elevators. The rudder was usually white.
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 - 04:32 PM UTC
While the mottle is good here is a shot of a real Hann. CL.IIIa. Note some hard edges to the fuselage camouflage.