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Halberstadt CL.IV H.F.W.
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 10:28 PM UTC
Here's a look at Mirage Hobby's short-fuselage Halberstadt CL.IV.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:18 PM UTC
Do the instructions include templates for the lozenge to ensure fit of the decals?
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 01:45 PM UTC
Hi Kreston

If you mean a same-size pattern, the answer's "no" (it's an interesting point that's got me trying to think if any of my WWI kits include one). But you can make out the divisions between the bolts of fabric on the painting guides to set reference points.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 06:13 PM UTC
Thanks for that information. What made me wonder was seeing photos here:
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 06:13 PM UTC
http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=6064
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 06:14 PM UTC
Scroll to the bottom and check out the last photos.
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC
Hi Kreston

That's very neat, and it's a shame they haven't provided something similar as part of this latest CL.IV kit. I was wondering why I didn't remember it from my own CL.II review, but while I was fortunate enough to get the first boxing, that didn't include lozenge decals.

As I noted in the review, I preferred the original style of the instructions. They were arguably printed a tad too small (it didn't worry me at the time, but anyone with poorer eyesight might have struggled), but the revised format sacrificed a lot of what made the first format so good. As Andy noted in his review, it was "a labour of love".

All the best

Rowan