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.
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
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
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.