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by Bill Arnold

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Airfix Hannover CL.IIIa

Kit: Airfix (1:72)

This is the Airfix Hannover CLIIIa. Built six years ago, and nearly destroyed in a recent move. Built OOB and rigged with copper wire from an extension cord painted silver. AeroMaster lozenge and rib tapes were used.

Airfix/MPC Hannover CL.IIIa

Kit: MPC (1:72)

The Airfix/MPC Hannover CLIIIa. Full scratched interior, resin replacement seat (Rosemont), and rigged with .010 stainless steel by Ethicon. Super Scale "night" lozenge was used and the rib tapes are from Americal/Gryphon. The rear m/g is a Rosemont resin replacement. Fuselage was oversprayed with Non Specular Sea blue, to match the darkest color in the lozenge. Outboard struts are contrail replacements.

Hannover CL.V

Kit: Conversion (1:72)

Hannover Cl.V - This is my first "radical" conversion of any kit. The Airfix Hannover CLIIIa was the starting point. The wings were totally re-worked, to conform to the line drawings supplied in the Windsock article, detailing the conversion. The top wing was cut in half, and reshaped. The bottom wing was cut in half and the cord widened by nearly 1/8". Both wings had to have the tips re-shaped to conform to the plans. The ailerons were removed and repositioned. The fuselage front was removed, and replaced with sheet stock and the radiator from a Revell Fokker DVII.

The rudder was cut off and a new one fashioned from sheet stock. The horizontal stabilizers from the kit were discarded, and new ones made to match the drawings.

An interior was scratch built, including floorboard, bulkheads, interior structure, and control stick. The seat is a Rosemont resin replacement.

Four color lozenge was recommended in the article, and I chose the Tango Papa from Rosemont. This is extremely thin, and care must be used when selecting the underneath color. A light color is highly recommended. Tango Papa does not supply rib tapes, so they were cut from the remaining "bars".

The wood grain was achieved following Bob Laskodi's method (thanks Bob) and water color markers.

Special thanks to Ken Henderson for the article, and to Karl Juelch of Wingnut International for the encouragement and support.

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