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#4630724 - 07/07/23 07:35 PM 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12  
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Hi all,
As I've suspended the build of the Phonix C.I, I thought I'd started an easier build.
The Hansa-Brandenburg W12, Serial No.1184 (C3MG) as flown by Fl.Mt. Urban and Lt. Ehrhardt of C-Staffel, Zeebrugge, during December 1917.
This aircraft was part of a three aircraft patrol that shot down the British Naval airship C27, killing all five of the crew,

Mike

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#4630735 - 07/07/23 10:58 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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That looks like a fun one to build.

I first saw a picture of this aircraft way back in the 1960s when I subscribed to Cross and Cockade, I was still in grade school at the time. I always loved the look of it.

There was no kit for it back in those ancient days, so I never got to build it.

I liked to fly one when I still played Rise of Flight. It was a great deal of fun to shoot up a cargo ship...fish in a barrel, that's the kind of sportsman I am.

Have fun.

copter

#4631263 - 07/15/23 09:18 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The engine is complete apart from adding control rods once the engine is fitted into the fuselage.
I've added a few changes to the kit supplied engine:
Nickel-Silver push rods of 0.4 mm diameter.
Rear coolant pipe from 0.5 mm diameter lead wire.
Fuel filter pipes from 0.3 mm diameter copper wire.
Throttle control return spring from 0.125 mm diameter copper wire.
Ignition lead support tubes from shaped Brass tube.
Ignition leads from 'EZ' black line (Fine).
Fuel priming levers from 0.2 and 0.4 mm diameter Brass tube and Nickel-Silver rod.
Crankcase vent port from 'RB Productions' photo-etch grill. 

Mike

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#4631873 - 07/24/23 05:26 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The fuselage is ready to be closed up.
I've carried out a few enhancements to the cockpit:

Rudder control pulleys drilled and control cables added (0.08 mm diameter mono-filament and blackened 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube).
Elevator control levers drilled and control cables added (0.08 mm diameter mono-filament and blackened 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube).
Aileron control cables (photo-etch) replaced with 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament and 'Proper Plane' resin turnbuckles.
Observers seat and map shelf side stays added from blackened 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube.
Lead wire 0.4 mm diameter added for the fuel tank hand pressurizing pump.
Copper wire 0.125 mm diameter wrapped around the pilot control wheel to represent hand grip.
Nickel-silver 0.4 mm diameter tube used for the throttle quadrant to engine carburetor control rod.

Mike

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#4632391 - 07/31/23 05:22 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've replaced the kit supplied Spandau and Parabellum machine guns with modified 'Gaspatch' weapons.
The fuselage and other parts were primed then airbrushed with 'Tamiya' Grey (XF53).
The wings, ailerons and elevator were primed white and pre-shaded with 'Tamiya' Smoke (X19) prior to decal application (Aviattic),

Mike

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#4632541 - 08/02/23 08:25 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The fuselage was mottled with two slightly different shades of grey to give a weathered look to the wood surface.
The kit decals were replaced with 'Aviattic' decals as being more representative of the Lozenge colours.
The darker lozenge was decal over a grey base coat, to represent the darker linen effect over wood surfaces and upper wing auxiliary fuel tank.
The lighter linen shade was over white base coat.
The direction of the lozenge on the ailerons and elevator are different to the rest of the aircraft lozenge, as on the actual aircraft.

Still more detail painting and subsequent weathering to be done before assembly,

Mike

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#4632710 - 08/04/23 06:38 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The basic fuselage and lower wings assembled.
The two 'Spandau' machine guns and associated kit parts were replaced with slightly modified 'Gaspatch' weapons.
Still a lot of detail and weathering to do before full construction can start,

Mike

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#4632726 - 08/05/23 12:34 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Now on its floats,

Mike

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#4632753 - 08/05/23 12:46 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Loving this build. I have a thing for WWI floatplanes in general and this is one of my favorites. Wish I could see this build in person. Keep up the good work.

#4633048 - 08/08/23 08:25 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I got carried away on the build and forgot to post later updates.
Apart from fitting the propeller the basic aircraft is finished.
I still have the figures and display base to do so still a bit to go yet,

Mike

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#4633049 - 08/08/23 08:30 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Brilliant!

#4634747 - 08/30/23 07:37 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Here's the Hansa-Brandenburg W.12, Serial No.1184 (C3MG) as flown by Fl.Mt. Urban and Lt. Ehrhardt of C-Staffel, Zeebrugge, during December 1917.

As usual, a fully detailed build log, which includes all materials, modifications, rigging etc for this build can be downloaded from the 'Logs' page on my site.

https://mikesww1aircraftmodels.com/

Thanks for your comments and support throughout this build,

Mike

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#4634757 - 08/31/23 10:17 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Very, very nice!

#4634766 - 08/31/23 12:33 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W12 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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The design of this plane always flipped all the switches for me. Thanks for building this one. Another work of art.


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