Dan Hartz' 1/72nd Models
The following pictures are of Dan Hartz' models. For more information, Dan can
be contacted via E-mail at: DNSH@aol.com His
comments are below:
Eduard Dr.I. I used Extracolor doped linen over Extracolor Fokker blue. Extracolor
really works well for me and was very tough when standing up against the streaking
process. The streaking was done with Humbrol after the Extracolor dried hard.
The white is Tamiya. The engine is an Aeroclub replacement painted aluminum and
detailed with black and brown washes. The cockpit is moderately detailed using
most of the ProfiPack parts. Fit of all parts was near perfect. Adding a bit of
stretched sprue finished off Weiss' aircraft, or at least my interpretation of
The Halberstadt is the 1/72 scale Pegasus kit. It was joy to build. I scratchbuilt
the cockpit, used brass stock for the struts, and Almark lozenge decals. To replicate
the mottling on the fuselage, I first sprayed it with Tamiya buff, then went back
with Humbrol enamel for the four colors. I used a round stiff bristled brush and
used a stippling action to apply the colors. I had read in the Datafile that that
was how it was done on the real A/C and it worked great on the model. The wheel
chocks were Airwaves products and the cart and the hand grenades were scratchbuilt.
The D.VIII is a combination of the 1/72 Eduard kit and the Aeroclub kit. I liked
the fuselage on the Eduard kit, and the photoetch interior they provided was a
reasonable place to start the cockpit detailing. I didn't like the Eduard wing
and replaced that with the Aeroclub wing. Surprisingly, the strut locating holes
were a perfect match on the wing. I also used the Aeroclub kit engine. The wheels
are from Rosemont; the ones with the rubber tire. I liked the scheme provided
in the 1/48 DML Hans Goerth D.VIII kit and thought it would look great in 1/72.
I probably should have used four color lozenge, but I really liked the five color
by Pegasus. They worked very well without any solvent needed. To do the fuselage
numeral, I photocopied the DML kit decals and then reduced them down to the approximate
size. I then overlaid the copied paper with scotch tape on both sides. I then
cut out the numeral with my scalpel and used the remaining paper as a stencil
to spray the numeral on clear decal film. I later read that the scheme on that
particular D.VIII may have been a light blue, but I like the yellow.
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