Author Topic: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29  (Read 4601 times)

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« on: August 12, 2014, 11:02:00 AM »
This one is fairly straightforward. A landplane ground attack version of the Floatplane. This is the Toko kit ( which has really nice box art. ) from earlier this century. I also tried to fake up a passable 20 mm Becker
cannon. The interior shot is a pair of additional clips, which are still al but invisible, even through the open
gunner's station.






Finish is going to be pattern on a late-war Albatross C XIII tan/khaki undersurfaces and fuselage sides,
with dark green/purple  areas on the wings and tailplane.

Offline MaxHeadroom

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 11:16:46 PM »
Looks good, Dr. YoKai!
Go on and don't forget the pics. ;)

Btw.: what scale is it?

Norbert
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 11:18:36 PM by MaxHeadroom »

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 02:38:03 AM »
Nice detail work on the gun, Doc!

The split-axle landing gear is inspired!

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 10:00:32 AM »
Max - Its 1/72.

Brian, max - thanks to both of you. Almost done, It needs a bit of acetate for the windscreen and a couple more decals.


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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 10:43:57 PM »
Oh that is looking nice!  :)
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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2014, 03:58:06 AM »
Now that's a real show-stopper, Doc!

Sure looks purty!

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 09:25:31 AM »
Thanks, fellas - this will be it 'til October ( I mean new builds ) for the GB. Got some SYNs to commit ;D.

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 05:01:59 AM »
Looks great, Craig! The Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 was much larger than it appears to be at first glance (44+ foot wingspan!) so that 20mm gun must be huge.

 I emailed you with a link to IrfanView, which lets you adjust the white balance in your images.

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 06:34:46 AM »
Craig.. terrific job.

everything about this works

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 09:17:53 AM »
True confession time - I discvoered after the fact that I do have the dimensions of the Becker in my library*, and the gun I built is a bit, ah, over scale... :-[ so its now a 30 mm Becker.**  ;) The last of it is
wrapped up, though I'm still debating hanging some small bombs underneath. It'll probably be Friday before
I can take some pictures, though.

*in Ian Hogg's excellent Machine Guns

 

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 10:24:05 AM »
Cool, but ya might wanna change it to a fixed gun firing through the belly, it'd be a beast to
control due to slipstream effects. The classic, shall I say overdone, modern side-firing gunship
concept would be a sitting duck in the WWI trench environment, hell it's reached its end today.


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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2014, 08:38:40 AM »
 As I recall, none of the fixed gun through the belly arrangements were particularly successful, either - aiming then depended on the pilot, who had to do some fairly involved mental gymnastics to know when to pull the trigger. Still, I take your point about slipstream effects and and large weapons. The Davis guns, and the large flat magazines of the Gast mg would have suffered similiar problems. In any ase, its done
enough for me. A bit of clear blister pack acetate for the windscreen, and the exhaust pipes ( which went on a lot easier than I anticipated ) and here you go.


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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2014, 02:30:30 AM »
Has an inherent sense of "class" about it, good job.
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Offline MaxHeadroom

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2014, 06:55:51 AM »
Looks "WOW"!

Norbert

Offline Camthalion

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Re: Hansa-Brandenburg CL 29
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2014, 05:22:40 PM »
Very nice